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Nothobranchius furzeri
Furzers Notho
Jubb 1971

Nothobranchius furzeri - Furzers Notho - Nothobranchius furzeri is one of the shortest lived vertebrates
Nothobranchius furzeri is one of the shortest lived vertebrates
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(Other members of the genus Nothobranchius)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 25-30 C

FOOD: Feed Nothobranchius furzeri predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Zimbabwe, Mozambique

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Male Nothos are larger and far more colourful than the drab females.

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60 EGGS NOTHOBRANCHIUS KILLIFISH KILLI EGG HATCHING TROPICAL FISH + FOOD

Current price: $19.55
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Time left: 14d 14h 19m

AQUARIUM CARE: Nothobranchius furzeri is a truly remarkable species. It is the shortest living vertebrate (4-8 months usually) and can survive some of the most inhospitable regions on earth
It is an annual fish - relying on annula rainfall, and has evolved to hatch, breed and die within one season in some of the most unpredictable climates.
Wild fish live on mosquito larvae that are also growing up in the ponds left by seasonal rainfall. In the aquarium they can be quite aggressive unless raised as a group

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?, or examine existing Nothobranchius furzeri breeding reports

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