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Nothobranchius guentheri

Nothobranchius guentheri
Guenther's Nothobranchius
Nothobranchius guentheri is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitats are intermittent rivers and intermittent freshwater marshes. The notho eats mosquito larvae. Scientists believe that if they introduce it in some of Africa's major bodies of water it can help prevent malaria. It will prevent malaria by decreasing the mosquito larvae in the lakes making less infectious mosquitoes. A stunning species which unfortunately is very short-lived, as it is an annual fish in nature. It is standard practice to add salt at a rate of 1 tsp per gallon to Nothobranchius aquariums as they are very susceptible to disease. This is one of the more adaptable Nothobranchius species and is recommended to the beginner as it is considered easily bred.