Killifish

The annual fish of East Africa are amongst the most spectacular of all freshwater fish. Their colouration is intense, usually reds, yellows, oranges, and blues. As annual fish they only live for one season in the wild; likewise in the aquarium they rarely outlive one year. Most belong to the genus Nothobranchius, and hail from the East of the continent, primarily Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Mozambique, but also Zimbabwe, Namibia, Chad, Somalia, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Killifish species


Callopanchax huwaldi
Callopanchax monroviae
Callopanchax occidentalis
Callopanchax toddi
Fundulosoma thierryi
Nothobranchius albimarginatus
Nothobranchius annectens
Nothobranchius bojiensis
Nothobranchius brieni
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius cardinalis
Nothobranchius chochamandai
Nothobranchius eggersi
Nothobranchius elongatus
Nothobranchius fasciatus
Nothobranchius flagrans
Nothobranchius flammicomantis
Nothobranchius foerschi
Nothobranchius furzeri
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Nothobranchius geminus
Nothobranchius guentheri
Nothobranchius hassoni
Nothobranchius interruptus
Nothobranchius janpapi
Nothobranchius jubbi
Nothobranchius kafuensis
Nothobranchius kilomberoensis
Nothobranchius kirki
Nothobranchius korthausae
Nothobranchius krysanovi
Nothobranchius kuhntae
Nothobranchius lourensi
Nothobranchius lucius
Nothobranchius luekei
Nothobranchius makondorum
Nothobranchius malaissei
Nothobranchius melanospilus
Nothobranchius microlepis
Nothobranchius milvertzi
Nothobranchius neumanni
Nothobranchius nubaensis
Nothobranchius ocellatus
Nothobranchius orthonotus
Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Nothobranchius patrizii
Nothobranchius pienaari
Nothobranchius polli
Nothobranchius rachovii
Nothobranchius robustus
Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Nothobranchius rubripinnis
Nothobranchius rubroreticulatus
Nothobranchius ruudwildekampi
Nothobranchius sagittae
Nothobranchius sainthousei
Nothobranchius seegersi
Nothobranchius serengetiensis
Nothobranchius sp. Melele River MOZ 04-11
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Nothobranchius sp. Nyando River KE 01-3
Nothobranchius sp. Odienya K86-9
Nothobranchius sp. Runere
Nothobranchius sp. TAN 97-21
Nothobranchius sp. TAN 97-23
Nothobranchius steinforti
Nothobranchius symoensi
Nothobranchius taeniopygus
Nothobranchius torgashevi
Nothobranchius ugandensis
Nothobranchius usanguensis
Nothobranchius virgatus
Nothobranchius vosseleri
Nothobranchius willerti
Pronothobranchius kiyawensis

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African annual fish live in temporary waters, created by seasonal rainfall, in depressions in the landscape. Sometimes these can be very small indeed barely inches of water - yet the fish survive. These waters can dry up very quickly, so it is essential that the fish can reach a reproductive age before this happens. Eggs are laid in the muddy substrate where they will survive once the water has dried up, until the next rains come. Some areas of Africa have irregular rainfall patterns and in certain conditions the eggs may survive for years, ensuring a hatch of fry whenever the rains come. The most widely kept annual killifish come from the genus Nothobranchius, which hail from east, southern and central Africa. Other genera include Fundulosoma, and Callopanchax from central to western Africa.

The primary difference between African and South American annual fish, other than the obvious geographic ranges is that South American species live in temporary pools created by the massive annual flooding of the regions rivers.

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5 (five) Pairs of Nothobranchius guentheri (Killifish)

GLASGOW, GLASGOW (CITY OF), G53, UNITED KINGDOM

$69.99


Offering 5 (five) pairs (5 males and 5 females) of amazing Nothobranchius guentheri (aquarium strain). The image used above is for illustration purposes only. This lot is based on a preorder basis. It may take up to two working weeks before this order is shipped. More fishes are available. We combine postage if you order more fish or other goods from us. In case if for whatever reason we can't get the fish in two weeks time your payment will be fully refunded. If there are any questions you have... more

5 (five) Pairs of Nothobranchius rachovii (Killifish)

GLASGOW, GLASGOW (CITY OF), G53, UNITED KINGDOM

$91.62


Offering 5 (five) pairs (5 males and 5 females) of stunning Nothobranchius rachovii (aquarium strain). The image used above is for illustration purposes only. This lot is based on a preorder basis. It may take up to two working weeks before this order is shipped. More fishes are available. We combine postage if you order more fish or other goods from us. In case if for whatever reason we can't get the fish in two weeks time your payment will be fully refunded. If there are any questions you have... more

30 EGGS KILLIFISH NOTHOBRANCHIUS " RACHOVII " Free Fairy Shrimps

CHATUCHAK, TH

$5.29


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Pair of Nothobranchius palmqvisti «Ramisi KEN 2008-23» (Killifish)

GLASGOW, G53, UNITED KINGDOM

$31.81


Offering a pair (male and female) of rare Nothobranchius palmqvisti «Ramisi KEN 2008-23» (Kwale County, Kenia) - approx 1 - 3 cm. The image used above is for illustration purposes only. We combine the shipping cost if you order more fish. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you place an order. Thanks for looking!... more

Pair of Nothobranchius eggersi «Chamakwese TZ 08-01» • Blue • (Killifish)

GLASGOW, GLASGOW (CITY OF), G53, UNITED KINGDOM

$31.81


Offering a pair (male and female) of Nothobranchius eggersi «Chamakwese TZ 08-01» • Blue • (Pwani Region, Tanzania) - approx 2 - 3 cm. The image used above is for illustration purposes only. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you place an order. Thanks for looking!... more

30 Eggs Killifish Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira 98 free fairy shrimp 2000 eggs A

A.MUEANG, TH

$6.59


Killifish is a colorful fish living in the tropics. Growing by spawning It is found in the temporary water. Occurs in the rainy season and the water dries in the summer. The killies will lay eggs in watery soils and when the water dries. When rain fell It will grow again. The cycle is like this. Kelly fish have short life cycles of about 3-6 months depending on parenting. The most popular species is. Nothobranchius It is native to Africa. Free 2000 Fairy Shrimp 2 capsule REGISTERED TRACK ONLINE.... more