Killifish
Nothobranchius luekei Luhule TAN 02-8
Nothobranchius luekei Luhule TAN 02-8
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius luekei
Described: Seegers, 1984
Common name(s):
Distribution: Tanzania
Some Recorded Strains:
Luhule River TAN 02-8
TAN 00-23

Like all Nothobranchius, this species is best spawned over peat moss, and prefers a diet of livefoods.

Breeding Nothobranchius luekei

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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:
Neutral (67%)
Moderately soft and acidic (33%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Nothobranchius luekei breeding reports

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

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 luekei, 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 luekei 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 luekei?

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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 luekei?

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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 luekei 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 luekei?

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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 luekei
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Fry on hatching require paramecium at the water surface. If adequate food is available the first fry will take brine shrimp in 7-10 days and the first males can be identified at approx 6 weeks
Breeder:
Date this record created: 21st March 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius luekei
Location code: Luhule River TAN 02-8
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I have not found these fish to accept a spawning tub. They also don't take to dry foods although I have some surplus young males mixed in with some Ancistrus, poliaki, Neolamplrolgus brevis and Julidochromis transcrtiptus that don't get anything but dry food and they have been alive for months now but looking rather small... Fry are picky eaters and are best raised at low denstites (10 fry per 2L tub) and fed powerderred flake and Liquifry to stimulate natural infusoria as green water and paramecium cultures are deficient. Females go through a difficult stage after maturation were they are prone to stress and need to be conditioned. This fish can be very productive and need a vaired diet. I feed bloodworm, bbs and cyclops and occasionaly live daphnia. Not realy difficult to keep and breed but it needs some attention.
Breeder: Tyrone Genade, South Africa
Date this record created: 1st October 2003
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius luekei
Location code: Luhule River TAN 02-8
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Olaf Deters, Germany (7 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th March 2004

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius luekei
Location code: Luhule River TAN 02-8
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: Germany (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th January 2005

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