Killifish
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar TAN 97-2.
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar TAN 97-2.
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar
Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius guentheri
Described: (Pfeffer), 1893
Common name(s):
Distribution: Tanzania (Zanzibar Island)
Some Recorded Strains:
Zanzibar
Zanzibar TAN 97-2
Zanzibar TAN 97-4

Another spectacularly coloured notho

Visually rather similar to Nothobranchius foerschi, except it has a more pronounced red cheek dot

A strain known as yellow, or pink also exists; it has no red colouration, just a blue body with pink/yellow tail

Like all Nothobranchius species a diet of livefoods is preferred

Breeding Nothobranchius guentheri

Have you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
8 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 soft and acidic (63%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (13%)
Neutral (13%)
Very soft and acidic (13%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (50%)
28°C+ (25%)
24-27°C (13%)
16-19°C (13%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius guentheri



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30 Eggs of Nothobranchius palmqvisti «Ramisi KEN 08-23» (Rare Killifish)

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KILLIFISH 50 EGGS NOTHOBRANCHIUS HATCH KILLI RACHOVII SPECIES TROPICAL NATURALFREE SHIPPING---- Fresh Product From Thailand ----The Tropical Fish Killifish Nothobranchius Please Read Before BuyWe are able to guarantee hatch rate because it is Bio Product and depends on several factor that is beyond our control. That hatching Rate is 20-60% Item condition : NewQuantity : 50 eggs in each species option How to Hacth your Killifish1. Please keep eggs on constant temperature (suggest use Styrofoam ... more

30 Eggs of Nothobranchius patrizii «Msumalini Creek K 96-23» (Killifish)

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Offering 30 eggs of amazing Nothobranchius patrizii «Msumalini Creek K 96-23» (Kilifi County, Kenya). DISCLAIMER: The storage conditions and package handling during transportation are out of our control. We can't be responsible if something went wrong (customs issues, dead eggs on arrival, dissolved eggs, problems with hatching, belly sliders, hatch rate, sex ratio etc.). No refunds will be sent in case of such problems. By winning this auction the winner completely agrees with our ... more

Nothobranchius guentheri breeding reports

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

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 guentheri, 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 guentheri 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 guentheri?

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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 guentheri?

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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 guentheri 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 guentheri?

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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 guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th September 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Ideal killifish highly recommendable very beautiful ideal for nascent maintaining it
Breeder: Mario Manuel Rueda, Mexico City (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th January 2009
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Breeding difficulty:
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: when they hatch the babies was wery little(around 3mm) and I think that the probleme is the feeding I haved use microworm but lot of them die the same day that they born And finaly from the 20 eggs they have only 2 growth to 10mm Next time i will use infusoir
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd December 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I have been primarily feeding new fry for approxamately 10 days with a 100-200 micron Golden Pearl Powder. You can actually see a pinkness in the belly from this food and therefore it would be fair to say it is being ingested. After 10 days they go to a mix of GP and microworms.
Breeder: G.Hanke, Alberta, canada (9 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st January 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: i have found that although the fry are quiet small they are large enough to take newly hathched brine shrimp and micro worms.The latest hatching is the fourth generation from my original pair.
Breeder: Nigel Roberts, Worthing (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd June 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Location code: Zanzibar TAN 97-4
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 28oC+
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: 22nd October 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: great starter killi.........peat spawns would be excellent for use in the classroom/educational setting. Kids will enjoy the virtual "instant" appearance of small fish/fry. Coupled with the production of baby brine shrimp as food, this would make a great long term classroom project. Beatiful killi
Breeder: (10 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd September 2006
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Location code: Zanzibar
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Paul, Germany (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 7th January 2008

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Food - BBS, beefheart, frozen bloodworm, frozen brine shrimp,grated prawn. Males tended to fight when sexing out if kept in too smaller tank (18"+ required)
Breeder: Matt Talbot, UK
Date this record created: 30th January 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Breeding difficulty:
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: when they hatch the babies was wery little(around 3mm) and I think that the probleme is the feeding I haved use microworm but lot of them die the same day that they born And finaly from the 20 eggs they have only 2 growth to 10mm Next time i will use infusoir
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd December 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Location code: Zanzibar TAN 97-2
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 11th November 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius guentheri
Location code: Zanzibar TAN 97-2
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th December 2005

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