Gunther's Nothobranch Nothobranchus guentheri | PicturesSynonyms: Adiniops
guentheri, Fundulus guentheri Physical description: The body is elongated and the dorsal fin is located far back on the body.
fins are rounded and the mouth is upturned.
There are several different color variants.
In one color variant, the male has a
bluish head with a yellow throat and snout.
The iris of the eye is blue.
The body scales are light blue, surrounded
These markings produce a netted appearance.
The caudal fin is deep red with a black outer
The other fins are yellow.
Another variant has more red on the body and the fins.
are duller in color with darker blue hues.
Size/Length: To 2" (5 cm)
Similar species: Other Nothobranchus
species. Habitat: Inhabits muddy ponds and pools that dry up during the dry months of the year.
Africa; Zanzibar, Mozambique, Kenya, and Tanzania S: bottom, middle Aquarium: A tank measuring 24" (61 cm) with a capacity of 10-20 gallons (38-75 L) is sufficient.
suggestions for N. rachovii
. Water chemistry: pH 6-7 (6.5), dH 1-10 (3), 66-75°F (19-24°C)
Social behavior: A somewhat aggressive fish that can be kept in small groups in a well-planted tank.
may be territorial especially around spawning times. Suggested companions: Other Nothobranchus
species, tetras, hatchetfish, danios,
Aphyosemion, Corydoras, Brachydanio, Loricarids,
pencilfish. FOOD: Live; insects, insect larvae, small crustaceans,
Sexual differences: Males are more colorful and larger. Breeding techniques: Follow suggestions for
Breeding potential: 6.
Breeding is moderately difficult. Remarks: Different color variants are known.
An annual species.
There is an excess of 40
species. Difficulty of care: 5.
A sensitive species that requires regular water changes.