Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Described: Valdesalici and Wildekamp, 2005
Common name(s):
Distribution: Zambia
Some Recorded Strains:
Kasanka ZAM 00-1
Luapula River ZAM 07-3

Breeding Nothobranchius rosenstocki

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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (100%)

Temperature:
28°C+ (100%)

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Nothobranchius rosenstocki breeding reports

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

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 rosenstocki, 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 rosenstocki 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 rosenstocki?

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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 rosenstocki?

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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 rosenstocki 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 rosenstocki?

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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 rosenstocki
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Thailand (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th February 2009

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Location code: Kasanka ZAM 00-1
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Other Comments: Not very prolific very shy, calm Notho.Eggs are huge compared to the size. Slow development and need permanent live food. Fry take newly hatched brine shrimp and Artemia will stay their favorite food.
Breeder: HH, Germany (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th April 2006
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Location code: Kasanka ZAM 00-1
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Johan Jordaan, South Africa (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th May 2007
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Location code: Kasanka ZAM 00-1
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: The rosenstocki from Mansa seem more difficult than the Kasanka-type. Rosenstocki is probably quite wide-spread and variable.
Breeder: John Rosenstock, Denmark (15 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 23rd August 2007

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