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    Anyone breeding pencilfish?

    I wanted to get about 5 reasonably hardy pencils like Nannostomus beckfordi or other nicely colored species. I don't think most get more that 1.5 inches but if they do I prefer a species in the max-size range of 1" to 1.75"

    Prices I see are a little rich for me right now at $12-$15/ea online so figured I'd ask -unless someone knows of a good source locally that is a lower price point.

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    Seen some at nature aquarium and underwater depot, forget what sp they where but they where red. Ive also seen some at aquarium city a while ago, i think they where eques or espei, whichever is the smaller less flashy one with cool stripes

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    A lot of local places carry Beckfords, shop around before ordering online. CK often gets them in. I think Jan's in Montclair still has some. Less than $10 ea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoof View Post
    A lot of local places carry Beckfords, shop around before ordering online. CK often gets them in. I think Jan's in Montclair still has some. Less than $10 ea.
    When Jan's gets them in theyre $4 each. Peter at CK had a cool type of pencilfish I hadnt seen before last time I was there. That was just a couple days ago. You can call ahead and see if they have them.

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    Lotus aquarium carries beckford pencilfish for $2.49 he still has a good amount. Ive purchased all of my pencilfish from his store and they're really hardy and nice! omce the get closer to their full size the males develop a really nice red coloration

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    Thanks everyone. I went to Nautilus today to drop off some plants for someone - wasn't sure if I'd make the meeting tomorrow or not- and Brandon had them at $3.50 so picked up 6. Will have to check out some of the others mentioned here.

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    Here they go.

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