New Nothos

10. March 2014

The killifish of the genus Nothobranchius  are wonderful seasonal species. This means that they live in their natural habitat only a few weeks during the rainy season. In the dry season the ponds vanish and the fish must die. But the eggs in the bottom survive for months or sometimes even for years until the next rain. With the falling rain new life awakens in the ponds and ditches of the African Steppe and the circle of life starts a new turn.

These fish are traded of course only as bred specimens. In aquaria they usually live one or two years. We have a new breeder now who supplies us with three additional types of these pretty fish, eg Nothobranchius foerschi, N. guentheri from Zanzibar and the blue sport of N. guentheri.

For our customers: the fish have code 331503 (N. foerschi), 332523 (N, guentheri Blue) and 332612 (N. guentheri Zanzibar) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer