Nothobranchius palmqvisti

Common Names: Palmqvist's Nothobranch
Family: Aplocheilidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Africa; Southern Kenya, Tanzania
Main Ecosystem: Not Specified
Temperament: Aggressive; The males can be territorial and will court females endlessly.
Diet: Carnivore; Small live foods such as mosquito larvae, daphnia and brine shrimp.
Care: This killifish should be kept in a species aquarium and is highly recommended for highly-experienced fishkeepers. If possible, keep these fish in trios, and add one male for every two females and provide shelter for the females, as the males will always court and they will need a break sooner or later.
7 - 7
18°C - 24°C
64°F - 75°F
10 dH - 10 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Males are more highly coloured and have much longer fins.
Breeding: To prepare these Egg-Buriers for breeding, feed copious amounts of live, meaty foods. Set up a seperate tank if you wish to spawn, which can be spurred by raising the temperature to the top of his range: 24 degrees Celsius. The fish shouldbe provided with a container of boiled peat to lay eggs in. The male and female assume a side by side pose and the male then lays his dorsal fin over the female. After quivering for a brief moment, the pair seperates and an egg is released. This goes on for lon
Main Colours: Blue, Yellow, Red
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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