Killifish
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-9. This strain is unusual in that it has no orange in the caudal fin.
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-9. This strain is unusual in that it has no orange in the caudal fin.
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-2
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-2
Nothobranchius pienaari Nhangau MT 03-4
Nothobranchius pienaari Nhangau MT 03-4
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius pienaari
Described: Shidlovskiy, Watters & Wildekamp, 2010
Common name(s):
Distribution: Mozambique and South Africa
Some Recorded Strains:
Kruger National Park
MOZ 04-02 Mazimechopes River
MOZ 04-13 Mazimechopes River
MOZ 99-2
MOZ 99-9
MT 03-4 Nhangau
MZCS 08-81 Panda

N. pienaari was previously considered a colour morph of N. rachovii, often referred to as N. rachovii black in the past. Populations exist in Mozambique and the northernmost parts of South Africa, specifically the Kruger National Park.

This is an attractive species, though far less flashy than the aforementioned N. rachovii.

Breeding Nothobranchius pienaari

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

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (50%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (50%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (50%)
28°C+ (50%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius pienaari



Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-9
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 99-9
Nothobranchius pienaari Mazimechopes River MOZ 04-13
Nothobranchius pienaari Mazimechopes River MOZ 04-13
Nothobranchius pienaari MZCS 08-81 Panda. This strain was collected in Mozambique in 2008
Nothobranchius pienaari MZCS 08-81 Panda. This strain was collected in Mozambique in 2008
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 04-13 Mazimechopes River. A nice male
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 04-13 Mazimechopes River. A nice male
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 04-13 Mazimechopes River. This species was considered a black colour form of <i>N. rachovii</i> for many years.
Nothobranchius pienaari MOZ 04-13 Mazimechopes River. This species was considered a black colour form of N. rachovii for many years.
Nothobranchius pienaari The MOZ 99-9 strain of this species lacks the orange in it
Nothobranchius pienaari The MOZ 99-9 strain of this species lacks the orange in it's caudal (tail) fin
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Nothobranchius pienaari breeding reports

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

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 pienaari, 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 pienaari 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 pienaari?

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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 pienaari?

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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 pienaari 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 pienaari?

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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 pienaari
Location code: MOZ 99-9
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th May 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius pienaari
Location code: Kruger National Park
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: slowly and unequal growth,3:1 males versus females,frost food: daphnia,cyclops,red mosquito larvae,intolerant against over density fisches in aquarium.
Breeder: kovar, czech (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 1st August 2008

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius pienaari
Location code: MOZ 99-9
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Quite a shy species, but a prolific egg layer.
Breeder: Jules, UK
Date this record created: 18th June 2003

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