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Nothobranchius guentheri

Typical Male
Male Nothobranchius guentheri
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Origin:  Zanzibar Island, Africa
Temp:  68 - 86°F (20 - 30°C)
pH:   6.5 - 8    dH:   Medium To Hard
Temperament:  Males sometimes fight. 2 males in the same aquarium will just about always fight, but if you have a group of males they will grudgingly get along. Males are quite rough with lone females, standard practice is to use at least 2 females when set-up for spawning.
Adult Size:  Up to 2in   (5cm)
Minimum Tank Size:  1 gallon to 2 1/2 gallon bowl for a trio
Feeding:  Best results with live foods, but will accept most standard Aquarium food.
Breeding:  A Soil Spawning Killifish, has a somewhat short incubation period of 8 to 12 weeks.
See Nothobranchius Fry Tips - below
Comments:  Very pretty fish. An excellent representative of the Soil Spawning Killifish from Africa. A very prolific spawner. Guentheri are a good introduction fish for Soil Spawning Killifish.
Guentheri were the first Killifish that I ever owned, therefore I will always have a special love for them. They are by far the easiest Killy to begin with. Most Killykeepers advise to start with the Plant Spawners, but other than the Gardneri group, I feel that Guentheri is an excellent choice.

3 Keys To Raising Nothobranchius Fry

Raising Nothobranchius fry is in many ways similar to any other fry, but here are 3 tips that are especially helpful with Nothobranchius.

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