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Longsnout Distichodus Distichodus lusosso
Category: Characins - Miscellaneous
Price: £29.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 1 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Distichodus lusosso (Longsnout Distichodus)
Superficially similar to the more commonly traded Distichodus sexfasciatus but with a more streamlined body and longer snout. Juveniles have a brilliant orange body marked with seven or eight vertical dark green-black bands. As the fish mature the contrast of these markings fades somewhat, but they remain very attractive animals.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Somewhat pushy in temperament and a serious plant-eater, Distichodus lusosso is a specimen fish best kept with other robust species including plecs, oscars, tinfoil barbs, thorny catfish, etc.
Primarily a herbivorous fish. Requires things like courgette, peas, spinach, and lettuce leaves as well as algae pellets and flake food. Supplement with bloodworms and other small meaty treats. Because of its size, herbivorous habits, and rather active and boisterous behaviour, this fish needs to be kept in a big tank with a powerful filter. Not delicate by any means, this species makes a good choice for the experienced fishkeeper with a large community tank.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Central Africa: Congo basin|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|