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Nothobranchius rachovii
Rachov's Nothobranch
Ahl 1926

Nothobranchius rachovii - Rachov
Nothobranchius rachovii is one of the most spectacular of all aquarium species, and photographs rarely do it justice
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(Other members of the genus Nothobranchius)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Nothobranchius rachovii predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from South Africa, Mozambique

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Female Nothobranchius are noticeably smaller than males, and lack the colouration that these fish are famous for.

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: 22d 4h 26m

AQUARIUM CARE: This small Southern African killifish vies for the position of most attractive fresh water species. This species is a real treat to keep but not for beginners. It requires regular livefoods, and being aggressive should be kept as a pair, trio or bigger group with many individuals. These are true annual fish, reaching maturity very quickly, yet rarely living longer than a year.

Nothobranchius are completely unsuitable for the community aquarium, and due to their short life span are best kept in a permanent breeding set up with a peat spawning substrate and no other species present.

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?, or examine existing Nothobranchius rachovii breeding reports








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