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Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Palmqvists killifish
(Lonnberg) 1907

Nothobranchius palmqvisti - Palmqvists killifish - The Gezani strain of Nothobranchius palmqvisti
The Gezani strain of Nothobranchius palmqvisti
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(Other members of the genus Nothobranchius)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Nothobranchius palmqvisti small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Tanzania

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Male Nothobranchius are intensely coloured, whilst females are somewhat smaller and a drab grey/brown colour.

60 EGGS NOTHOBRANCHIUS KILLIFISH KILLI EGG HATCHING TROPICAL FISH + FOOD

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60 EGGS NOTHOBRANCHIUS KILLIFISH KILLI EGG HATCHING TROPICAL FISH + FOOD

Current price: $19.55
buy it now
Time left: 14d 14h 16m

AQUARIUM CARE: The genus Nothobranchius holds some of the most deliciously coloured freshwater fish known. They inhabit temporary waters throughout East, and to a lesser extent Southern and Central Africa. These species are only short lived (9 months to 1 year) and most people who keep them breed them also. They are unfussy with regard water conditions, light levels etc, though can be fussy eaters, preferring live food,to commercially available dried foods; though they can be trained to eat anything.

BREEDING: A typical soil spawning killi, with an incubation time of 3 months. Eggs must be incubated in moist peat until they are ready to hatch

Have you bred Nothobranchius palmqvisti? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Nothobranchius palmqvisti breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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