Killifish
Nothobranchius lucius Kiziko TAN RB 05-47 - a large male, winner of Best <I>Nothobranchius</I> at the 2007 BKA convention
Nothobranchius lucius Kiziko TAN RB 05-47 - a large male, winner of Best Nothobranchius at the 2007 BKA convention
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48 - female
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48 - female
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius lucius
Described: Wildekamp, Shidlovskiy & Watters, 2009
Common name(s): Pike Nothobranch
Distribution: Tanzania
Some Recorded Strains:
Ifakara TAN 95-4
Kinungamkele TAN 05-48
Kiziko TAN RB 05-47
TAN RB 05-20

Nothobranchius lucius comes from a small area in southern central Tanzania, between Ifakara and the Kilombero river ferry.

This Notho is a larger predatory species, that will happily eat small fish as well as typical live foods. Prey fish are typically swallowed whole!

Prior to 2009, it was distributed as N. sp aff melanospilis, but the species was then officially described as N. lucius, in respect of it's pike-like shape and predatory behaviour (lucius is the Latin word for pike). It would seem to be far more drab in colouration than other nothos. One distinguishing feature is the orange suborder, before the black edge in the caudal fin.

It is similar in size and colouration (both male and female) to the aforementioned N. melanosplis, (which replaces it to the east), and N. makondorum (which replaces it to the south).

Breeding Nothobranchius lucius

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Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48. The name
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48. The name 'lucius' derives from the pike like appearance of this fish
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48 - like other fish in the <i>melanospilis</i> group, females have spots on their bodies and unpaired fins
Nothobranchius lucius Kinungamkele TAN 05-48 - like other fish in the melanospilis group, females have spots on their bodies and unpaired fins
Nothobranchius lucius Ifakara TAN 95-4. The orange sub-border is clearly visible
Nothobranchius lucius Ifakara TAN 95-4. The orange sub-border is clearly visible
Nothobranchius lucius Ifakara TAN 95-4
Nothobranchius lucius Ifakara TAN 95-4
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