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Pencilfish

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Pencilfish get their name from their slender, long bodies. They're a freshwater fish that originates in South America. The pencilfish and its close relative, the splashing Tetra, are popular aquarium fish. While some fish have teeth on both jaws, pencilfish only have an upper row of chompers.

  1. 1. Pencilfish only have...
    1. a. Bottom teeth
    2. b. Top teeth
    3. c. One tooth
  2. 2. Where do pencilfish come from?
    1. a. South America
    2. b. North America
    3. c. Egypt
  3. 3. What kind of bodies do pencilfish have?
    1. a. Square
    2. b. Long
    3. c. Round