Longsnout Distichodus (Distichodus lusosso)

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Longsnout Distichodus

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Longsnout Distichodus

Distichodus lusosso

208 Litres (55 US G.)

30.5-38.1cm (12-15 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

22.2-26.1°C (72 -79 °F)

2-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

9-12 years

Family

Distichodontidae



Additional names

Longsnout Distichodus, Longnose Distichodus

Additional scientific names

Distichodus leptorhynchus


Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the Bayari-sea, Lusosso, Zaire, widespread throughout the Congo basin.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

There are no external differences between the two sexes.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

The Longsnout Distichodus is a peaceful fish that can be kept with anything, as long as the water quality stays within range. Keep with similar-sized peaceful fish.


Diet[edit | edit source]

A herbivorous fish, the Longsnout Distichodus will accept vegetables such as blanched spinach lettuce, and commercial vegetarian fish foods.This fish may eat aquarium plants.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Tank must be at least 55 gallons. pH must be within 6.5-7.0. Keep the temperature within 72-79°F Do not use live plants as décor. Plant tank heavily with plastic plants, and include some rocks or bogwood in aquarium. the best tank mates for this fish include mid-level to top-level West African or South American fish. This fish may jump, keep the aquarium lid well fixed at all times.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

This fish is generally peaceful to all other fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate characin with a golden orange base colour with dark vertical bands, the fins are tinged red. It has the same colour pattern as Chromobotia macracanthus and Puntius tetrazona, perhaps an adaptation for schooling in muddy waters in the wild.

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