Nothobranchius cardinalis

13. October 2010

We have this beautiful nothobranch currently as bred specimens in stock. Nothobranchs are in general extremely beautiful fish, but this species is even more beautiful due to its deep red colours and the minuite size.

The species is already known in the hobby for quite a long time. In Aqualog “Killifishes of the World – Old World Killis II” it is listet under the name of Nothobranchius sp. aff. rubripinnis. It was described finally scientifically as Nothobranchius cardinalis in 2008.

The species originates from Tanazania where it inhabits periodically dry affluents of the Mbwemkuru river. These killis are typically annual fishes.

For our customers: the fish have code 330403 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Nothobranchius: from ancient Greek “nothos” = false, untrue and “branchion” = gill, referring to the gill anatomy. cardinalis: in allusion to the blood red garment of cardinals. rubripinnis: Latin, means “with red fins”.

Suggestion of a common name: Cardinal killi, Mbwemkuru nothobranch

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4