Nannostomus digrammus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Lebiasinidae
Origin : Brazil, Guyana
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English names : Twostripe Pencilfish, Twin-Stripe Pencilfish
Peaceful. calm schooling fish that can be kept together with other calm fishes in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.  You should cover the aquarium very well because they are very good jumpers.

You should give them small live food, such as Artemia.  It is wise to feed them just before switching out the light.  They like to eat in the dark.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Tom Christoffersen

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