Dwarf Pencilfish come all the way from the Amazon basin, where they live in streams that flow into the Rio Negro. Some also come from Guyana and Suriname. More facts about dwarf pencilfish you’ll know as you read on these fish facts for kids.


The Dwarf Pencilfish is not the most sociable of fish – you may want to be careful about who they share tank with.


These aquarium fish are generally peaceful, but should not share a tank with fish that appear to pose a threat. This will evoke aggression. They can co exist very well with Rasbora, small Catfish and Loaches and Dwarf Cichlids.


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