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 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 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

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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30 EGGS NOTHOBRANCHIUS RACHOVII KILLIFISH HATCHING TROPICAL FISH FREE FOOD

KHET LAT PHRAO, TH

$6.00


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. Packaging Plastic Box : Can Protect Impact ... more

Nothobranchius kilomberoensis Ifakara TAN 95 / 04 (killifish) 30+eggs

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

$13.00


Offering 30 hand-picked eggs of Nothobranchius kilomberoensis Ifakara TAN 95 / 04 I can sent my eggs to anyone country. Eggs would be too cold or hot weather impact in the transport process. For exampleroe melt, sex ratio, hatching rate and the eggs can not document clearance in the customs or the relevant department. these problems are not in my control, I can not bear the responsibility for those. I will select the best eggs and quality packaging to send to you.... more

Nothobranchius korthausae mafia island 30+eggs (Killifish)

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

$13.00


Offering 30 hand-picked eggs of Nothobranchius korthausae mafia island I can sent my eggs to anyone country. Eggs would be too cold or hot weather impact in the transport process. For exampleroe melt, sex ratio, hatching rate and the eggs can not document clearance in the customs or the relevant department. these problems are not in my control, I can not bear the responsibility for those. I will select the best eggs and quality packaging to send to you.... more

50+ Eggs of Nothobranchius palmqvisti «Ramisi KEN 2008-23» (Rare Killifish)

GLASGOW, G53, UNITED KINGDOM

$1.26


Offering 50 eggs of amazing Nothobranchius palmqvisti «Ramisi KEN 2008-23» (Kwale County, Kenia). DISCLAIMER: The storage conditions and package handling during transportation are out of our control. We can't be responsible if something went wrong (customs issues, dead eggs on arrival, dissolved eggs, problems with hatching, belly sliders, hatch rate, sex ratio etc.). No refunds will be sent in case of such problems. By winning this auction the winner completely agrees with our disclaimer.... more

Nothobranchius Guentheri Zanzibar 30+eggs (Killifish)

NOVOSIBIRSK, NSO, RUSSIA

$12.90


Offering 30 hand-picked eggs of Nothobranchius Guentheri Zanzibar. I can sent my eggs to anyone country. Eggs would be too cold or hot weather impact in the transport process. For exampleroe melt, sex ratio, hatching rate and the eggs can not document clearance in the customs or the relevant department. these problems are not in my control, I can not bear the responsibility for those. I will select the best eggs and quality packaging to send to you.... more

Nothobranchius Guentheri Zanzibar 50+eggs (Killifish)

NOVOSIBIRSK, NSO, RUSSIA

$19.00


Offering 50 hand-picked eggs of Nothobranchius Guentheri Zanzibar. I can sent my eggs to anyone country. Eggs would be too cold or hot weather impact in the transport process. For exampleroe melt, sex ratio, hatching rate and the eggs can not document clearance in the customs or the relevant department. these problems are not in my control, I can not bear the responsibility for those. I will select the best eggs and quality packaging to send to you.... more