2x Rachow's splendor ground carp - Nothobranchius rachovii - couple
2x Rachow's splendor ground carp - Nothobranchius rachovii - couple
2x Rachow's splendor ground carp - Nothobranchius rachovii - couple
  • enchanting colors
  • can be socialized
  • impressive reproductive behavior
  • very peaceful

2x Rachow's splendor ground carp - Nothobranchius rachovii - couple

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2x Rachow's splendor ground carp - Nothobranchius rachovii - couple
Rachow's Magnificent Ground Kilifish is by far one of the prettiest Kilifish available in aquaristics! Its brilliant colors in a gorgeous turquoise with the red net pattern on the body make it hard to take your eyes off it. Especially in a well planted aquarium it is a very special eye catcher, which can be socialized very well. Due to increased customer requests, we now offer this handsome comrade as a harem! - Garnelio
Water values: soft to medium hard
Pelvic region: Center
with shrimps?: Socialization not possible
with dwarf crabs?: No
Origin: Africa
Final size: 4-8 cm
with snails/shells?: Yes
Planting possible?: Yes
Visual effect: Especially colorful
Difficulty: 2 - Normal
Breeding: medium
Aquarium size: 54 l (approx. 60cm)
Diet: carnivore - meat eater
Fish group: Carps
Temperature: 20-25 °C

From the family of the Kilifishes Rachows Prachtgrundkärpfling is probably one of the prettiest representatives, which is endemic in Africa. No wonder that this colorful fish, which belongs to the Nothobranchius, has a huge circle of fans, because with its colorfulness its name is more than just program. In addition, he can be great socialize, maintain and also breed.

You will receive our Prachtgrundkärpflinge as a pair.

Especially the males show incredible colors. The basic color of the animals is almost turquoise and they have a great red net pattern over the whole body. Also the fins show red spots and partly red and black fin fringes. On the ventral side, Nothobranchius rachovii appears lighter, the ventral and pectoral fins are transparent yellow, the latter occasionally even purple. The females are clearly distinguished by their rather mousey color. The splendid carps grow to about 6 cm in size and live for a maximum of 2 years.

Rachow's splendid carps can be bred in the aquarium. The pretty animals are bottom spawners and prefer peat fibers as spawning substrate, in which the animals lay their eggs. This is then removed from the spawning aquarium together with the spawn and dried. At the appropriate time, it is again infused with water, and salt additions also strengthen the health of the offspring. After a while the first young hatch, which can be fed with Artemia nauplii. Generally the development of the embryos takes a little more than half a year.

The aquarium for Rachnow's splendor ground carps can already have an edge length of 60 cm. A special feature of these pretty comrades is above all their sensitivity to fluctuations in temperature, but also to water values. Therefore they should not be maintained above 24 °C, also they react suspiciously to current - a weak filtering with a HMF is sufficient for them. A dense planting in places serves them as a retreat, a dark substrate provides a sense of security. Regarding their water parameters they can be maintained at a total hardness of 2-15 °dGH, as well as a carbonate hardness of maximum 7 °dKH and an optimal pH value of 6.5 . Small amounts of salt added to the water strengthen their defenses.

The peaceful animals can be well socialized with other peaceful fish that can cope with their water parameters. However, dwarf shrimps are likely to be eaten, dwarf crayfish could also nip the fins of these great animals, which is why they are rather unsuitable for socialization.

In their habitat, the great carnivorous splendid ground carps prefer to feed on approaching insects and other smaller invertebrates, but also small crustaceans. They also prefer this menu in the aquarium, which is why they are rather difficult to get used to commercially available foods. Their menu may therefore regularly include small Live- and Frozen food such as artemia, water fleas, gammarus, enchytraea and cyclops.

Our food recommendation: NatureHolic professional main feed is a professional main feed for all aquarium fish. We supply Hauptfeed in the form of soft granules, which, thanks to its grain size of half a millimeter, can be easily absorbed by small to medium-sized fish. The soft consistency resembles the texture of insect larvae in nature and protects the fish mouth from micro-injuries.

Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name: Nothobranchius rachovii
German name: Rachnov's splendid ground carp
Difficulty level: for advanced fishers
Origin/Distribution: Africa
Coloration: Turquoise base color with red reticulation pattern, females more mousey in color
Age expectancy up to 2 years
Water parameters: GH 2 to 15, pH 6.5-7.5 (optimum 6.5), temperature 20 to 26 °C
Tank size: from 60 l
Food Carnivorous, prefers small live and frozen foods such as fingerlings, daphnia, artemia, cyclops
Breeding medium
Behavior peaceful
Group size at least 3
Further information Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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Question: "Hallo, beim Einzelkauf bekomme ich ein Männchen? "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Sascha, vielen Dank fuer deine Frage! Beim Einzelkauf erhaeltst du ein Tier zufaelligen Geschlechts. 

Question: "Guten Tag, sind die Rachows Prachtgrundkärpflinge mit Guppys vergesellschaftbar oder werden die Flossen angefressen ? Vielen Dank "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Christoph, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Die Tiere sind friedlich und können vergesellschaftet werden. 

Question: "Ich versuche gerade diese Fische zu züchten. Seit ihr als Käufer interessiert falls es klappt?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Fische kaufen wir leider nicht an.

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