Killifish
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Described: Watters, Wildekamp & Shidlovskiy, 2015
Common name(s): Caprivi strip Nothobranch
Distribution: Namibia
Some Recorded Strains:
sp. Caprivi 95-1

Nothobranchius capriviensis was known in killifish circles as N. sp. Caprivi 95-1, before it's formal description in 2015. It occurs in the Caprivi strip area of Namibia, just to the west of the Zambian range of Nothobranchius kafuensis, to which it is closely related.

Unfortunately, N. capriviensis is a strong candidate for extinction, due to habitat loss in it's relatively limited range.

Breeding Nothobranchius capriviensis

Have you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
2 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 (50%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (50%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius capriviensis



Nothobranchius capriviensis - two females
Nothobranchius capriviensis - two females
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Nothobranchius capriviensis breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Nothobranchius capriviensis? 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 capriviensis

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 capriviensis, 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 capriviensis 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 capriviensis?

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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 capriviensis?

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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 capriviensis 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 capriviensis?

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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 capriviensis
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I maintain the adults and fry in water with 1 teaspoon of rock salt per gallon. It is especially important with fry or you will loose most of them to velvet. Spawning adults receive adult brine shrimp and small amounts of chopped black worms. They will also eat flake food reluctantly. Immature fish will begin courting and attempting to spawn at about 8 weeks.
Breeder: Joe Weber, Wisconsin, USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th November 2004
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius capriviensis
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (7 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd September 2006

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius capriviensis
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th January 2005

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