Killifish
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 A splendid male
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 A splendid male
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 female
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 female
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Common name(s):
Distribution: Mozambique

This larger Notho is quite peaceful, but active, and a little timid on occasions. Read more about this fish at the Killi Blog

Breeding Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12

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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:
24-27°C (100%)

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Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12? 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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12

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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12, 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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12?

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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12?

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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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12 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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12?

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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 sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: This notho is one of the easier species. They are not particularly canabalistic, and are unfussy eaters. They are not shy, but tend to take quite a while to colour up. There are pictures of fully grown adults on my killiblog
Breeder: Jules, UK (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st December 2007

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: This batch had about 10 individuals. Unluckily they were all male. This is such a slow grower, but it is also quite long-lived. The batch of furzeri I hatched at the same time are all long gone, yet these clearly still young fish, with lots of life left. One fish wildly outgrew the others, but didn't seem to eat it's siblings, though easily big enough to; they are very peaceful.
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th November 2008

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