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  • Nannostomus marginatus
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Scientific Name Nannostomus marginatus  Eigenmann, 1909
Common Names Dwarf Pencilfish
Zwerg-Ziersalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Maduni Creek, Guyana.
Pronunciation nan oss tow muss. - mar gin ay tuss.
Etymology Latin, nannus = small + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females, when in good condition, have a fuller body. Males tend to have brighter colours, typically a lot more red in the colouration.
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Distribution Lower to middle Amazon River, Colombia east of the Andes, Guyana, Peru east of the Andes, Suriname and Venezula east of the Andes: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru and Suriname.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.5
Temperature 24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Suggested Tankmates Avoid boisterous tankmates, this is a small slow moving species that shoals.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 6 (no. 1), pp 41.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:08 (species record created: 2012 Feb 19 15:51)