Palmqvist’s Nothobranch is one of several species in which the caudal fin is blood-red throughout. As in so many other Nothobranchius species, the body coloration shows variation, depending on locality of origin. Generally, it has a bluish body with a network of red lines covering it. Females are smaller and duller in color than the males.
- Aplocheilidae (sensu Parenti and Nelson)
- Aplocheilinae (sensu Nelson)
- Coastal regions of southern Kenya and Tanzania.
- Up to 2in (5cm).
- Males are particularly aggressive toward each other.
- Sometimes reluctant to accept non-livefoods.
- This species is best kept in a tank set aside specifically for it and in groups of 1 male and several females. To keep several males, the aquarium must be large enough to accommodate territories that do not overlap. Provide several shelters and some open swimming spaces surrounded by vegetation and a dark, soft substratum (peat is ideal). Soft, slightly acid water recommended. Temperature range: 72-79 F (22-26 C).
- Eggs are buried in the substratum. Treat as for A. filamentosum for 3-4 months before resoaking. Adults die at the end of the breeding season.