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|Scientific Name||Nannostomus marginatus Eigenmann, 1909|
|Common Names||Dwarf Pencilfish
|Type Locality||Maduni Creek, Guyana.|
|Pronunciation||nan oss tow muss. - mar gin ay tuss.|
|Etymology||Latin, nannus = small + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|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.|
|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.
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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)|
|Suggested Tankmates||Avoid boisterous tankmates, this is a small slow moving species that shoals.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|