Killifish
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9.
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9.
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9 female.
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9 female.
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9.
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus Kitonga North TAN 97-9.
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Described: Seegers, 1997
Common name(s):
Distribution: Tanzania
Some Recorded Strains:
Kitonga North TAN 97-9
TZ 97-57

Quite an interesting notho, in a number of ways. It is certainly much shyer than other Nothobranchius. Whilst other nothos dance for your attention (and a possible feed), or show indifference, Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus will always hide.

The green (unusual in itself) stripes (the literal translation of fusco - taeniatus is green striped) are also evident on the female, markedly morso than females of other species. Differentiating between females and subdominant males can get tricky, and is best done by looking for the more pointed anal fin of the female.

Like all Nothobranchius species a diet of livefoods is preferred

Breeding Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus

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:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

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

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus



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Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus breeding reports

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

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 fuscotaeniatus, 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 fuscotaeniatus 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 fuscotaeniatus?

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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+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus?

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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 fuscotaeniatus 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 fuscotaeniatus?

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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 fuscotaeniatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: They grow quite slow for a Nothobranchius and sexing can be a problem with the large fry. Look for the dark edges on the fins. Only males get that.
Breeder: Jesper Thorup, Denmark (SKS 13)
Date this record created: 26th January 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Location code: TZ 97-57
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th December 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Location code: Kitonga North TAN 97-9
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: kho, SG (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th September 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Location code: TZ 97-57
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: mister been (6 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th January 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: Im a rookie at this.
Breeder: Glenn, Wallaceburg,ontario (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th September 2009

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