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Nothobranchius furzeri
Furzers Notho
breeding notes

BREEDING: Breeding of N. furzeri is not difficult. This is a typical annual substrate spawner, which should be spawned over peat, which is then partially dried and stored. Eggs develop at different rates, and this where the problems occur. Some will be ready to hatch after 2 weeks, some after 6 months of storage and others anywhere between. Sucessful long term maintenance of this species requires careful observation of the eggs, to follow their development

Have you bred Nothobranchius furzeri? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Nothobranchius furzeri, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Nothobranchius furzeri be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Nothobranchius furzeri?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius furzeri? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Nothobranchius furzeri to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Nothobranchius furzeri?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrateBreeding problems:
Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Difficult
Sucess: Fairly sucessfulYears Experience: 5
Other Comments: Keeping enough food available at the right size for these fish is hard. The fry don't really want dried food, and if you don't provide enough worms/artemia and so on, they will just eat each other.
Date this record created: 23rd July 2008Breeding date: 2008
Breeder: Location:







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