This pencilfish possesses red markings on the pelvic, anal, and caudal fins. These, added to the snout-to-tail body band, make for an impressive show when the species is kept in a large shoal. This species possesses an adipose fin.
- Poecilobrycon harrisoni
- Around 2 1/2in (6cm).
- Peaceful shoaler, somewhat more timid than N. beckfordi; should not be kept with lively tankmates.
- Most small foods accepted, particularly livefoods.
- Thickly planted and with subdued lighting. Soft, slightly acid, nitrate- free water preferred (any changes in conditions must be carried out gradually), as is tannin-stained water. Temperature range: 73-81°F (23-27°C).
- Subdued lighting, soft, acid water, and fine- leaved vegetation required. Water temperature should be maintained at around 86°F (30°C). Eggs are scattered among the vegetation and may be eaten by the spawners. Hatching takes 1-3 days.