Nothobranchius pienaari

5. October 2012

Nothobranchius pienaari Nothobranchius pienaari Nothobranchius pienaari Nothobranchius pienaari

Rachow´s Nothobranch (Nothobranchius rachovii) belongs to the most popular species of this genus. The fish is extremely colourful and exhibits a gorgeous behaviour while displaying and mating. Most aquarium strains of N. rachovii are descendants of specimens that have been collected in 1958 by E. Roloff near Beira in Mozambique.

However, now and then also other enthusiasts collected this pretty fish and introduced these strains in the hobby. But these strains never became as popular as Roloff´s “Beira”. One of these fish that were thought to represent a local variety of N. rachovii was called the “Black Rachovii”. In Dezember 2010 the Black Rachovii has been described as a seperate species under the name of N. pienaari. We now received some beautiful German bred specimens of that species. It is the first time ever we are able to stock it. Keeping and breeding of N. pienaari is very similar to that of the well known N. rachovii. N. pienaari belongs to the comparably long-living species of the genus.

The Black Rachovii originates from the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here it was collected initially by Pienaard in 1968.

Lexicon: Nothobranchius: from ancient Greek “nothos” = false, untrue and “branchion” = gill, referring to the gill anatomy. rachovii: dedication name for the German aquarist Arthur Rachow. pienaari: dedication name for the first collector of the species.

Common name: Black Rachovii

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5