Killifish

The annual fish of East Africa are amongst the most spectacular of all freshwater fish. Their colouration is intense, usually reds, yellows, oranges, and blues. As annual fish they only live for one season in the wild; likewise in the aquarium they rarely outlive one year. Most belong to the genus Nothobranchius, and hail from the East of the continent, primarily Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Mozambique, but also Zimbabwe, Namibia, Chad, Somalia, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Killifish species


Callopanchax huwaldi
Callopanchax monroviae
Callopanchax occidentalis
Callopanchax toddi
Fundulosoma thierryi
Nothobranchius albimarginatus
Nothobranchius annectens
Nothobranchius bojiensis
Nothobranchius brieni
Nothobranchius capriviensis
Nothobranchius cardinalis
Nothobranchius chochamandai
Nothobranchius eggersi
Nothobranchius elongatus
Nothobranchius fasciatus
Nothobranchius flagrans
Nothobranchius flammicomantis
Nothobranchius foerschi
Nothobranchius furzeri
Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
Nothobranchius geminus
Nothobranchius guentheri
Nothobranchius hassoni
Nothobranchius interruptus
Nothobranchius janpapi
Nothobranchius jubbi
Nothobranchius kafuensis
Nothobranchius kilomberoensis
Nothobranchius kirki
Nothobranchius korthausae
Nothobranchius krysanovi
Nothobranchius kuhntae
Nothobranchius lourensi
Nothobranchius lucius
Nothobranchius luekei
Nothobranchius makondorum
Nothobranchius malaissei
Nothobranchius melanospilus
Nothobranchius microlepis
Nothobranchius milvertzi
Nothobranchius neumanni
Nothobranchius nubaensis
Nothobranchius ocellatus
Nothobranchius orthonotus
Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Nothobranchius patrizii
Nothobranchius pienaari
Nothobranchius polli
Nothobranchius rachovii
Nothobranchius robustus
Nothobranchius rosenstocki
Nothobranchius rubripinnis
Nothobranchius rubroreticulatus
Nothobranchius ruudwildekampi
Nothobranchius sagittae
Nothobranchius sainthousei
Nothobranchius seegersi
Nothobranchius serengetiensis
Nothobranchius sp. Melele River MOZ 04-11
Nothobranchius sp. Messalo river MZHL 05-12
Nothobranchius sp. Nyando River KE 01-3
Nothobranchius sp. Odienya K86-9
Nothobranchius sp. Runere
Nothobranchius sp. TAN 97-21
Nothobranchius sp. TAN 97-23
Nothobranchius steinforti
Nothobranchius symoensi
Nothobranchius taeniopygus
Nothobranchius torgashevi
Nothobranchius ugandensis
Nothobranchius usanguensis
Nothobranchius virgatus
Nothobranchius vosseleri
Nothobranchius willerti
Pronothobranchius kiyawensis

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African annual fish live in temporary waters, created by seasonal rainfall, in depressions in the landscape. Sometimes these can be very small indeed barely inches of water - yet the fish survive. These waters can dry up very quickly, so it is essential that the fish can reach a reproductive age before this happens. Eggs are laid in the muddy substrate where they will survive once the water has dried up, until the next rains come. Some areas of Africa have irregular rainfall patterns and in certain conditions the eggs may survive for years, ensuring a hatch of fry whenever the rains come. The most widely kept annual killifish come from the genus Nothobranchius, which hail from east, southern and central Africa. Other genera include Fundulosoma, and Callopanchax from central to western Africa.

The primary difference between African and South American annual fish, other than the obvious geographic ranges is that South American species live in temporary pools created by the massive annual flooding of the regions rivers.

African annual killifish for sale

Blue Egger's Killifish (Nothobranchius eggersi), Tank-Bred!

Indianapolis, Indiana, 462**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$61

* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS Next Day Air   If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *
 
This hardy annual killifish has phenomenal coloration and is great for breeding projects!
 
The Blue Egger's Killifish (Nothobranchius eggersi) is an extremely colorful, peaceful fish whose small size makes it absolutely perfect for the nano or planted aquarium. Native to stagnant ... more

Killifish Nothobranchius Guentheri BLUE Killi LIVE FISH USA SELLER

Miami, Florida, 331**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$20


Description:Dive into the vibrant world of Guenther's Killifish Blue with our Live Nothobranchius Guentheri! These stunning freshwater fish showcase a mesmerizing array of colors, bringing an explosion of beauty to your aquarium. ??
Key Features:
- * Vibrant Colors: * Nothobranchius Guentheri, also known as Guenther's Killifish, display vibrant colors including shades of red, blue, and yellow, creating a captivating spectacle in your tank
- * Elegant Appearance: * With their ... more

Nothobranchius Ruudwildekampi | Eggs in Substrate | Rare East African Killifish

Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

£20

This lot includes uncounted eggs of Nothobranchius ruudwildekampi in the spawning substrate. It's a result of 2-pair x 10-day spawn
This species is restricted to Tanzania's coastal freshwater environments. It is known from seasonal pools and swamps in the Mbezi, Luhule, and a small stream system immediately related with the northern fringe zone of the Rufiji delta in coastal Tanzania
The eggs are incredibly delicate, although they can survive a considerable amount of disruption. The eggs... more

Killifish Eggs Nothobranchius - Tropical Freshwater Fish Eggs for Hatching

Samut Prakan, THAILAND

$22

About us
We are a live fish food farm based in Thailand, which has focused on researching and developing fish food products
Some of our best sellers are the ready-to-hatch eggs of Daphnia, Artemia, Triops, Fairy shrimp, Rotifers, and Moina that can be hatched, cultured, and fed to your fish (also shellfish, crab, and shrimp) as live food. Other recommended products include UHT high-nutrient food made from living black mosquito larvae, and Moina Macrocopa kept fresh in sterilized... more

Bluefin Notho * Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira * KILLIFISH

Ipswich, IP5***, UNITED KINGDOM

£13


Bluefin Notho * Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira * KILLIFISH
This lot is based on a preorder basis. It can take up to ten days before this order is shipped. More fishes are available. We combine postage if you order more fish or other goods from us. If for whatever reason we can't get the fish in two weeks time your payment will be fully refunded. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you place an order. Thanks for looking!
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Killifish NOTHOBRANCHIUS EGGERSI RUFIJI RED Killi Egg Tropical Fish 30 Eggs

London, E1W***, UNITED KINGDOM

$22

Please Read Before Buy
Buyer Please Understand This is Bio-Product
The Hatching Rate not 100%
Hatching Rate is 20 - 60%
The Hatch Rate Depend on Environment and Several Factors
Killifish Eggs : Nothobranchius Eggersi Rufiji River Camp TAN 95-7
Quantity : 30 Eggs (+5 Eggs for Good Measure)
Eggs Collect date & Hatch date : Identify on The Plastic Bag
We Choose Eggs which Suitable Estimated Time for Your Date. Please check Eyed-up before hatch
All of Eggs in Bag... more

Nothobranchius Eggersi | Eggs in Substrate | East African Killifish | Red Strain

Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

£20

This lot includes uncounted eggs of Nothobranchius eggersi in the spawning substrate. It's a result of 2-pair x 10-day spawn
This species is endemic to the lower basin of the Rufiji River in Tanzania. Its natural habitat is temporary pools and swamps. Nothobranchius eggersi was described in 1982 by Lothar Seegers with the type biology given as the Rufiji River near Utete, eastern Tanzania. The specific name honours Seegers companion on two expeditions, the German aquarist Gerd Eggers
The... more

AQUARIUM MAGAZINE N°183 GORGONES SYMBIOTIQUES / LES NOTHOBRANCHIUS / VERS VASE

Chuignolles, 80***, FRANCE

€4


REVUE 82 PAGES AVEC PHOTOSLA PRATIQUE DE L'AQUARIOPHILIE, PASSIONEMENT .
LES FRAIS DE PORT sont RECALCULES lors d'un ENVOI GROUPELIVRAISON : MONDIAL RELAIS ou VOIE POSTALE en FRANCE où à l'ETRANGER
SI VOUS RENCONTREZ UN SOUCIS POUR UN REGROUPEMENT DE PLUSIEURS ARTICLES OU TOUT AUTRES RENSEIGNEMENT N'HESITEZ PAS A ME CONTACTER
POUR MEMOIRE : la Livraison en MONDIAL RELAY (AVEC ASSURANCE) existe pour les PAYS SUIVANTS :FRANCE-BELGIQUE-ALLEMAGNE-LUXEMBOURG-PAYS BAS- ... more

Killifish NOTHOBRANCHIUS JUBBI Killi Egg Tropical Fish 30 Eggs HATCHING

London, E1W***, UNITED KINGDOM

$28

Please Read Before Buy
Buyer Please Understand This is Bio-Product
The Hatching Rate not 100%
Hatching Rate is 20 - 60%
The Hatch Rate Depend on Environment and Several Factors
Killifish Eggs : Nothobranchius Jubbi
Quantity : 30 Eggs (+5 Eggs for Good Measure)
Eggs Collect date & Hatch date : Identify on The Plastic Bag
We Choose Eggs which Suitable Estimated Time for Your Date. Please check Eyed-up before hatch
All of Eggs in Bag is Already Cross Parent ... more

Killifish NOTHOBRANCHIUS RACHOVII BEIRA 98 Killi Egg Tropical Fish 30 Eggs

London, E1W***, UNITED KINGDOM

$22

Please Read Before Buy
Buyer Please Understand This is Bio-Product
The Hatching Rate not 100%
Hatching Rate is 20 - 60%
The Hatch Rate Depend on Environment and Several Factors
Killifish Eggs : Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira 98
Quantity : 30 Eggs (+5 Eggs for Good Measure)
Eggs Collect date & Hatch date : Identify on The Plastic Bag
We Choose Eggs which Suitable Estimated Time for Your Date. Please check Eyed-up before hatch
All of Eggs in Bag is Already Cross... more

Eggs of Nothobranchius eggersi Kibiti-Utete TZH 12-07 (Rare Killifish)

Glasgow, G53***, UNITED KINGDOM

£20

Uncounted eggs of Nothobranchius eggersi in the spawning substrate. It's a result of 2-pair x 10-day spawn
The eggs are extremely fragile but able to withstand a significant degree of disturbance. The eggs have a somewhat sticky consistency and may be located in a spawning substrate with a little bit of work. Please be advised that the incubation time for Nothobranchius eggersi eggs can be as long as three to four months or even more, depending on the temperature of the incubation ... more

Killifish NOTHOBRANCHIUS EGGERSI SOLID BLUE Killi Egg Tropical Fish 30 Eggs

London, E1W***, UNITED KINGDOM

$26

Please Read Before Buy
Buyer Please Understand This is Bio-Product
The Hatching Rate not 100%
Hatching Rate is 20 - 60%
The Hatch Rate Depend on Environment and Several Factors
Killifish Eggs : Nothobranchius Eggersi Solid Blue
Quantity : 30 Eggs (+5 Eggs for Good Measure)
Eggs Collect date & Hatch date : Identify on The Plastic Bag
We Choose Eggs which Suitable Estimated Time for Your Date. Please check Eyed-up before hatch
All of Eggs in Bag is Already ... more

Spawn (Eggs) of Nothobranchius patrizii «Msumarini K 96-23» (Rare Killifish)

Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

£20

Uncounted eggs of Nothobranchius patrizii «Msumarini K 96-23» (Lamu County ?? Kenia) in the spawning substrate. It's a result of 2-pair x 10-day spawn
The eggs are quite fragile, yet can withstand a certain amount of disruption. It takes some effort to locate them in the spawning substrate due to their adhesive properties. Incubation may take three to four months or even more, depending on factors such as temperature, humidity and other conditions. Patience is key when it comes to checking... more

Nothobranchius | Randomly Selected | Toothcarp | Killifish | Stunning Fish

Woking, GU21***, UNITED KINGDOM

£10

Offering here randomly selected Nothobranchius The image used above is for illustration purposes only.
The size is approximately 3 - 4 cm The fishes are sold as youngsters and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential We combine postage if you order more fish or other goods from us. This lot is based on a pre-order basis. It may take up to 15 working days (except weekends and holidays) before this order is shipped. In case if for whatever reason we can't get the fish within ... more

Spawn (Eggs) of Nothobranchius guentheri «Gold» (Killifish)

Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

£20

Uncounted eggs of Nothobranchius guentheri «Gold» (Tanzania) in the spawning substrate. It's a result of 2-pair x 10-day spawn
The incubation time for Nothobranchius guentheri eggs can be as long as three to four months or even more, depending on the temperature of the incubation environment, the moisture content of the substrate, and other factors. It takes a substantial amount of patience to check on the development of the embryos every three to four weeks
After three to four months ... more