Nothobranchius rachovii

20. November 2013

Nothobranchius rachovii Nothobranchius rachovii Nothobranchius rachovii

Rachow´s Nothobranch (the species has been named to honour Arthur Rachow, thus the common name must end on a “w”) belongs not only to the longest-serving, but also to the timeless most beautiful species of killifish at all in our aquaria. Most often the orange colour morph is kept, which has been collected in 1958 near Beira and never disappeared since then, because enthusiastic hobbyist preserved them by breeding. For more informations, please see also

Currently we can offer not only the “common” orange morph, but also for the first time ever an albino breed, which also has a very special charm.

For our customers: the wild colored fish have code 338003, the albinos code 338023 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexikon: Nothobranchius: from ancient Greek “nothos” = false, untrue and “branchion” = gill, referring to the gill anatomy. rachovii: dedication name for the German aquarist Arthur Rachow (1884 – 1960).

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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