Yes, this pretty magnificent killifish actually writes itself “palmqvisti” and not, as one would think, “palmquisti”; this spelling with “v” was used in the first scientific description in 1907 and may not be changed. Palmqvists Nothobranch is an old acquaintance in the hobby and was first imported in 1958 and soon also bred with good success. Nothobranchius species are typical seasonal fish whose spawn, hidden in the bottom, has to be stored dry for a while before being returned to the water, whereupon the young hatch very quickly.
For our customers: the animals have code 337003 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer