Nothobranchius foerschi

Nothobranchius foerschi

Nothobranchius foerschi
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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• Nothobranchius foerschi has a MOVE of 2.

• Nothobranchius foerschi is native to Tanzania.

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Nothobranchius foerschi is a species of fish in the Aplocheilidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitat is intermittent freshwater marshes. Nothobranchius (Peters, W., 1868) is a genus of freshwater annual fish from East Africa in the family Nothobranchiidae which was long included in the Aplocheilidae. Many species have very small distributions. There […] read more
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Nothobranchius foerschi is a species of fish in the Aplocheilidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitat is intermittent freshwater marshes.

Nothobranchius (Peters, W., 1868) is a genus of freshwater annual fish from East Africa in the family Nothobranchiidae which was long included in the Aplocheilidae. Many species have very small distributions. There are many species: as of April 2010 there are a total of 60 nominal species, not counting subspecies.[1] They are a typical annual killifish, part of the order Cyprinodontiformes.[2] The vertebrate with the shortest life span is a member of this genus, Nothobranchius furzeri from Mozambique and Zimbabwe lives for between 3 and 6 months. In that time it hatches, matures, breeds and dies.

Killifish feed primarily on aquatic arthropods such as insect (mosquito) larvae, aquatic crustaceans and worms.

Etymology: Greek “nothos”: false, spurious, and “branchia”: gill.

(From Wikipedia, 1 July 2012)

Nothobranchius foerschi is a bottom spawner, with a 2-4 month incubation period. This species is easy to maintain in an aquarium (Ref. 27139).

Nothobranchius foerschi can be found in Africa: probably in the upper Ruvu, Mpiji rivers and the lower Rufuji river drainage, eastern Tanzania. It grows to be up to 5cm long.

Its restricted distribution makes the species more vulnerable to local habitat degradation

(From EOL, 1 July 2012)

 

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