Guenthers notho - Nothobranchius guentheri
Scientific name: Nothobranchius guentheri
Common name: Guenthers notho
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Will accept all foods offered but to get the best from these fish live or frozen foods should be included in the diet. Brine shrimp and blood worm are readily accepted.
Guenthers notho’s originate from Zanzibar Island, Africa.
Males tend to be slightly larger than the females with more coloration.
Add at last 2 females per male in the breeding tank. Peat should be added as the substrate as these are bottom layers and when the eggs are laid, remove the parents. Remove the peat and gently squeeze out the excess water. Store in a plastic sandwich bag for 2 weeks for incubation and then return the peat to a small tank. The eggs should hatch after 24 hours. The fry should be fed on Infusoria and small regular water changes should be made.
This killifish is an annual species so the lifespan will only be one year.
Keeping 2 males in one tank can lead to fighting, but if a group of males are together they will tolerate each other.
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