Killifish
Nothobranchius cardinalis KTZ 85-28
Nothobranchius cardinalis KTZ 85-28
Nothobranchius cardinalis KTZ 85-28 pair
Nothobranchius cardinalis KTZ 85-28 pair
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius cardinalis
Described: Watters, Cooper & Wildekampe, 2008
Common name(s):
Distribution: Tanzania
Some Recorded Strains:
KTZ 85-28
Lisinjiri River TAN 97-27

This species was lumped in with Nothobranchius rubripinnis until 2008, when it was described as a seperate species

Breeding Nothobranchius cardinalis

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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

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

Water Conditions:
Neutral (100%)

Temperature:
28°C+ (100%)

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Nothobranchius cardinalis breeding reports

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

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 cardinalis, 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 cardinalis 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 cardinalis?

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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 cardinalis?

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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 cardinalis 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 cardinalis?

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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 cardinalis
Location code: Lisinjiri River TAN 97-27
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th December 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius cardinalis
Location code: Lisinjiri River TAN 97-27
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 1st December 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius cardinalis
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Males can fight quite fearsomely at times. Not for community tank, as faster fish will bully and take food.
Breeder: Mo, USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 24th July 2009

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