Killifish
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kayuni Zambia 97-1.
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kayuni Zambia 97-1.
Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega.
Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega.
Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega
Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius kafuensis
Described: Wildekamp & Rosenstock, 1989
Common name(s):
Distribution: Zambia
Some Recorded Strains:
Chunga
Kayuni State Farm
Kayuni ZAM 97-1
Kayuni ZAM 97-9
Lochinvar National Park
Mambova ZAM 03-1
Nanzhila River ZMTW-94
Nega Nega
Nega Nega ZAM 03-3
ZAM 92-1

Nothobranchius kafuensis hails from swampland around the Kafue river, and upper Zambesi river in Zambia. The species varies significantly from locality to locality, primarily in the amount of orange vs blue colouration, but also in the thickness of the white and black tail stripes, and the patterns / colouration of the anal and dorsal fin - see pictures of some of this pattern variation below.

This species is most likely related to Nothobranchius capriviensis, occurring to the west of N. kafuensis, in the Caprivi strip of Namibia.

Breeding Nothobranchius kafuensis

Have you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
3 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (100%)

Temperature:
28°C+ (33%)
24-27°C (33%)
20-23°C (33%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius kafuensis



Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega
Nothobranchius kafuensis Nega Nega
Nothobranchius kafuensis Mambova ZAM 03-1
Nothobranchius kafuensis Mambova ZAM 03-1
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kayuni ZAM 97-9
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kayuni ZAM 97-9
Nothobranchius kafuensis Mambova ZAM 03-01. On display at the 2005 BKA convention
Nothobranchius kafuensis Mambova ZAM 03-01. On display at the 2005 BKA convention
Nothobranchius kafuensis  Kayuni State Farm - male
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kayuni State Farm - male
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Nothobranchius kafuensis breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Nothobranchius kafuensis? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Nothobranchius kafuensis

This database consists of breeding reports provided by the world killifish community, along with some statistical analysis. Results provided by successful keepers are aggregated in the bar charts below, with more detailed reports below that. Like any block of data, the larger the more significant. Please contribute a report of your attempt to breed Nothobranchius kafuensis, even if you have had a negative results. You may, of course, file more than one report, particularly if you change some condition, and had a different result.

breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below.

Would Nothobranchius kafuensis be a good addition to a community tank?

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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Nothobranchius kafuensis?

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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggressive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?

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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?

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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius kafuensis?

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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Nothobranchius kafuensis to keep and breed?

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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Nothobranchius kafuensis?

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  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Not a difficult fish to keep but needs some TLC. Young males may be a bit rough on the females. Some males mature very late (16 weeks!). Eggs eye-up long before being ready to hatch.
Breeder: Tyrone Genade, South Africa
Date this record created: 1st October 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Location code: Nega Nega
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: My first batch of Nothos since stopping using 650ppm tds tapwater, and using 200ppm tds made up RO. They did very well under these new conditions, and had a roughly equal sex ratio (maybe a couple more males)
Breeder: jules, UK (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 19th April 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Location code: Kayuni ZAM 97-9
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th December 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Location code: Chunga
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Cover for the fry (plants, mops ) helps ensure more females surviving. Also, feed heavy with brine shrimp nauplii after initial infusoria and microworm to ensure females get enough food. After the fry get a half inch long, they are quite hardy.
Breeder: Darrell Romine, WA state, USA (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th April 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Location code: Chunga
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd February 2006

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius kafuensis
Location code: Kayuni ZAM 97-9
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd October 2005

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