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Nothobranchius rachovii
Rachov's Nothobranch
breeding notes

BREEDING: This is a typical substrate spawner, eggs should be incubated in partially dried peat for up to six months, often less for newly collected species. The key is to collect many eggs, so whenever the eggs are rewetted, some fry will emerge.

Have you bred Nothobranchius rachovii? 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 rachovii, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Nothobranchius rachovii 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 rachovii?
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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius rachovii? 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 rachovii 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 rachovii?
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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: Moderately hard and alkaline 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: none
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavyBreeding difficulty: Difficult
Sucess: Fairly sucessfulYears Experience: 10
Other Comments: Fry are quick growing, but if underfed will eat each other. When one individual rapidly outgrows the rest, best to separate it.
Date this record created: 6th January 2008Breeding date: 2006
Breeder: Location:







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