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Nothobranchius rachovii
Nothobranchius rachovii, Ahl, 1926

Origin:From Mozambique to South-Africa, in seasonal waters.

Etymology: After Rachov.

Synonyms:Adiniops rachovii

Description:See picture.

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).

Temperature:20-24 degrees.

Feeding:Only live food is accepted.Nothobranchius rachovii

Size:Up to 5 cm.

pH: 5.0-6.5

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 picturesNothobranchius rachoviiThe picture on the right shows a female.

Prices:Netherlands: 3€.

Additional:

Picture references:Pictures : E. Naus.

 

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