Killifish
Nothobranchius orthonotus MOZ 99-8
Nothobranchius orthonotus MOZ 99-8
Nothobranchius orthonotus Mkuze Game Reserve KZN 99/1
Nothobranchius orthonotus Mkuze Game Reserve KZN 99/1
Nothobranchius orthonotus Ceramica MT03-2 male
Nothobranchius orthonotus Ceramica MT03-2 male
Current Scientific Name:
Nothobranchius orthonotus
Described: (Peters), 1844
Common name(s):
Distribution: Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Kwa Zulu Natal, Zimbabwe
Some Recorded Strains:
Ceramica MT 03-2
Mboza KZN 99-2
Mkuze Game Reserve KZN 99-1
MOZ 04-7
MOZ 99-1
MOZ 99-8
MT 03-4 Nhangau
MW 88-11
MW 91-10
MW 91-9
Ndumo Game Reserve KZN 99-3
Pongola N92-1

Like all Nothobranchius, this species is best spawned over peat moss, and prefers a diet of livefoods.

Breeding Nothobranchius orthonotus

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

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

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Nothobranchius orthonotus


Nothobranchius orthonotus Ceramica MT03-2 female
Nothobranchius orthonotus Ceramica MT03-2 female
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Nothobranchius orthonotus breeding reports

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

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 orthonotus, 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 orthonotus be a good addition to a community tank?

graph1
  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 orthonotus?

graph2
  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?

graph3
  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?

graph4
  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 orthonotus?

graph6
  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 orthonotus to keep and breed?

graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Nothobranchius orthonotus?

graph8
  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Location code: Ceramica MT 03-2
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: only live food. fry very cannabalistic. adult males have very varied colour displays. spawned in peat. have kept and hatched eggs 365 days after spawning in very dry peat.
Breeder: alan, southern africa (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th March 2005
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Location code: Ceramica MT 03-2
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: This species can be aggressive, and I find they do better in fairly bare tanks with no obvious terrotories, but also subdued light. This reduces the males ability to display, and provides dark corners for the females to lurk in. Reduces aggression all round.
Breeder: Jules, UK (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th October 2004

Average success

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Other Comments: Very aggresive males to everyone and even females to females. Found by chance, that the aggresive tendencies are reduced if the fish are kept in dim light. Growth very fast and will eat most foods.
Breeder: Paul Cartet, N. Lincs, UK (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th August 2002
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Location code: Ceramica MT 03-2
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: (6 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th February 2006

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Location code: MT 03-4 Nhangau
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th October 2006
Breeding Report: Nothobranchius orthonotus
Location code: MT 03-4 Nhangau
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th October 2006
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