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Nothobranchius melanospilus

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Nothobranchius melanospilus Mvuha TZL 44-01.

Nothobranchius melanospilus Mvuha TZL 44-01.

Current Scientific Name: Nothobranchius melanospilus
Known Strains:
Bagamoyo TAN 95/13
Bagamoyo TAN 97/39
Chalinze TAN 98/4
Ifakara TAN 95/4
Kidete TAN 95/3
Kilwa TAN 97/10
Kisaki TAN 95/5
Kwaraza TAN 95/14
Lihonja TAN 97/25
Machimboni TAN 98/2
Mvuha TZL 44-1
Ndundu TAN 95/10
Soga TAN 97/45
Zanzibar TAN 97/4

Have you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire. 5 other fishkeepers sucessfully bred this species and left a reports, their results are sumarised below

Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (20%)
Neutral (40%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (40%)

20-23C (20%)
24-27C (60%)
28C+ (20%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius melanospilus

A larger (3 inches plus) notho that often lives alongside other species of the genus. It is very widespread across Kenya and Tanzania

Females have distictive black spots


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