Nothobranchius rachovii, Ahl, 1926
Origin:From Mozambique to South-Africa, in seasonal waters.
Etymology: After Rachov.
Care:Territorial but peaceful fish, cannot be kept in a community tank. Fish require soft acidic water, and a sandy soil with a 2 cm peat layer. Floating plants as well as driftwood increase the well being of the animals. Temperatures in the lower region(22 degrees).
Feeding:Only live food is accepted.
Size:Up to 5 cm.
Breeding:If fed well the animals will spawn and lay their eggs in peat. The eggs require a dry period.After placing it in a established tank with soft water a large number of eggs will hatch. Fry should be fed well and water should be changed very frequently since they are susceptible to disease in this stadium.
Sexual dimorphism:See picturesThe picture on the right shows a female.
Picture references:Pictures : E. Naus.
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