The geographical origin of this killie Nothobranchius eggersi, a beautiful little fish is found in various parts of Tanzania.
This fish prefers a relatively acidic and soft water with a temperature of about 72-77 ° F (but easily supports 82 ° F for short periods). The pH range has to be mastered, especially in the event of a later reproduction.
Cohabitation and behavior:
The eggersi wild Nothobranchius are annual fish with a rather short life. It is located in shallow waters in temporary ponds and marshes with a muddy bottom and covered with a thick humus as a kind of leaf litter. Adult fish die when their temporary pond dries out, but the eggs buried in the bottom mud remain dormant for 8-12 weeks and hatch when the rains come replenish water levels.
Food and food:
The diet of killie Nothobranchius eggersi will ideally be based on small live foods such as Daphnia and bloodworms (small bloodworm for example), but these fish are often willing to accept frozen foods. Some may also take dried foods.
breeding and reproduction protocol Nothobranchius eggersi:
Nothobranchius eggersi is a background player, benthic, which lays its eggs in the soft muddy substrate. Most breeders kept in a bare aquarium, with, basically, a small container made from soft peat or a mop. This acts as a spawning site and the eggs are harvested easily