Current Scientific Name:
Described: Poll, 1938
Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo
Like all Nothobranchius, this species is best spawned over peat moss, and prefers a diet of livefoods.
Breeding Nothobranchius brieniHave you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised belowMethod:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)Water Conditions:
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Nothobranchius brieni breeding reports
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How to keep and breed Nothobranchius brieni
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 brieni, 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.
breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.
Would Nothobranchius brieni be a good addition to a community tank?
- Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
- Only with species of similar size
- Yes, a good community fish
How would you describe the disposition of Nothobranchius brieni?
- Very timid
- Slightly timid
- Somewhat aggressive on occasions
- Very aggressive
In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
- Very soft and acidic
- Moderately soft and acidic
- Moderately hard and alkaline
- Very hard and alkaline
At what average temperature?
What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
- Poor egg production
- Poor egg survival
- Poor fry survival rate
- Skewed sex ratio
How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius brieni?
- Almost all males
- Somewhat male heavy
- Roughly equal
- Somewhat female heavy
- Almost all females
In general, how difficult is Nothobranchius brieni to keep and breed?
- Very easy
- Very difficult
How successful have you been at breeding Nothobranchius brieni?
- Very unsuccessful
- Fairly unsuccessful
- Fairly successful
- Very successful
Very successful / fairly successful
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius brieni
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: chor lin (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th April 2004
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