Killifish
Nothobranchius lourensi Ifakara Tan 95-4.
Nothobranchius lourensi Ifakara Tan 95-4.
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius lourensi
Described: Wildekamp, 1977
Common name(s):
Distribution: Tanzania
Some Recorded Strains:
Ifakara TAN 95-4
Kitonga north TAN 97/9
Narubungo TAN 02-24
TDN 02-16
TZ 97/57

Breeding Nothobranchius lourensi

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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 (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (50%)
20-23°C (50%)

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Nothobranchius lourensi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Nothobranchius lourensi

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 lourensi, 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 lourensi 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 lourensi?

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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 lourensi?

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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 lourensi 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 lourensi?

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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 lourensi
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder:
Date this record created: 21st March 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius lourensi
Location code: TDN 02-16
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
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: 18th September 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius lourensi
Location code: Narubungo TAN 02-24
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: A lovely blue fish with pleasing disposition. I wouldn't really say that poor egg production is a problem (16-20 eggs/week/female) as the eggs are hardy and don't realy want 100s of baby nothos to feed... This fish can be long lived (18 months) if well cared for. Ideal temperature:24oC.
Breeder: Tyrone Genade, South Africa
Date this record created: 1st October 2003

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