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    3line pencil

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    just got this from ah heng at TB

    anyone have experience with them before?


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    just like most other pencilfishes, no problem at all.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    I think you may have the dwarf pencilfish instead of the three line pencil.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Re:

    [quote:aa3dd9ba84="benny"]I think you may have the dwarf pencilfish instead of the three line pencil.

    Cheers,[/quote:aa3dd9ba84]

    looks like 3-line to me, definitely not like my marginatus. Think he ks overfed that's all :P :P :P
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Nannostomus marginatus a.k.a. Dwarf pencilfish


    Nannostomus marginatus var "Rio Negro"
    Notice the difference in the markings. Most folks mistake this variant with the three line pencilfish because of the tail markings.


    Nannostomus trifasciatus a.k.a. Three-lined pencilfish

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    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    I have some of my marginatus showing faint reds on the caudal, but their flanks never have such a long red streak. I distinguish marginatus and trifasciatus more by their overall body shape (especially the snout) than colour markings.

    I find marginatus more stout with a shorter snout, and the trifasciatus longer, more torpedo-shaped. However these are rather arbitrary. Where did you get info about the Río Negro variety? All I found are in German.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Sorry, not very familiar with pencilfish, but was at CS the other day, and remember seeing their dwarf pencil without any red markings at all on their caudal fins.
    ckchua

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    Re:

    [quote:4f1f955f35="ckll"]Sorry, not very familiar with pencilfish, but was at CS the other day, and remember seeing their dwarf pencil without any red markings at all on their caudal fins.[/quote:4f1f955f35]

    Benny is showing a variety from the Río Negro which as such markings. I have also seen some with very faint markings.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    yep i think mine should be the dwarf pencilfish (Marginatus).

    thks for the info and great pics benny

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    Yeah, it's marginatus.

    but i think the three line pencil that benny showed us is actually Nannostomus erythrurus..the difference is the thickness of the back line running from snout to tail.

    this is trifasciatus by somone of net.
    http://www.geocities.jp/nyar_5/pic/c...na_trifa_4.jpg

    and this is the erythrurus of mine.
    http://www.petfrd.com/pp/data/507/500eryth.jpg?991

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    [quote:6d69b62fc8="hwchoy"][quote:6d69b62fc8="ckll"]Sorry, not very familiar with pencilfish, but was at CS the other day, and remember seeing their dwarf pencil without any red markings at all on their caudal fins.[/quote:6d69b62fc8]

    Benny is showing a variety from the Río Negro which as such markings. I have also seen some with very faint markings.[/quote:6d69b62fc8]

    Ah, I see! Thanks!
    ckchua

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    [quote:8fb750c009="hwchoy"]Where did you get info about the Río Negro variety? All I found are in German.[/quote:8fb750c009]

    Got it from the Japanese magazine Minima. Think Biotope still have the magazine...

    [quote:8fb750c009="MrTree"]but i think the three line pencil that benny showed us is actually Nannostomus erythrurus..the difference is the thickness of the back line running from snout to tail.[/quote:8fb750c009]

    I had the N. erythrurus, but they all died before I got round to taking some pictures. What a waste.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    [quote:9930890a61="benny"]
    Got it from the Japanese magazine Minima. Think Biotope still have the magazine...
    [/quote:9930890a61]

    looks like really have to go learn japanese
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Re:

    [quote:618f07f78e="benny"][quote:618f07f78e="hwchoy"]Where did you get info about the Río Negro variety? All I found are in German.[/quote:618f07f78e]

    Got it from the Japanese magazine Minima. Think Biotope still have the magazine...

    [quote:618f07f78e="MrTree"]but i think the three line pencil that benny showed us is actually Nannostomus erythrurus..the difference is the thickness of the back line running from snout to tail.[/quote:618f07f78e]

    I had the N. erythrurus, but they all died before I got round to taking some pictures. What a waste.

    Cheers,[/quote:618f07f78e]

    i am still waiting for that smallest pencil you've got.......

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    so have the two of you agreed on the ID of that last fish?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Re:

    [quote:02f40b7dcf="MrTree"]

    i am still waiting for that smallest pencil you've got....... [/quote:02f40b7dcf]

    You mean this one?


    Nannostomus anduzei

    Long gone too! Sad....

    [quote:02f40b7dcf="hwchoy"]so have the two of you agreed on the ID of that last fish? [/quote:02f40b7dcf]

    Actually no. I must really have a look at some of my pictures as I didn't really ID them yet.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Irfanview will allow you to add text overlay (BUT DONT DO IT ON YOUR ORIGINAL!) if you don't want to use PS.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    i still think it's erythrurus.. :P

    ahhhhhhhh..damn cute!

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    great pics benny.....

    But last time got 5 so called 3 lined pencil fish for Gan's after a few hours the colours came out......got a surpise.....looks like mixed shipment from Gan's, got 3lined pencil mixed with the dwarf variant

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    regarding the marginatus, how can their sex be distinguished? by bodyshape?

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