Distichodus lusosso

Common Names: Long Nosed Distichodus
Family: Citharinidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: Africa; Congo basin, Angola, Cameroon.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peacful.
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: Feed with vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, watercress, etc. May also accept some vegetable-based commercial formulations. Large tank furnished with rocks and tough/artificial plants.
6.5 - 7
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
2 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 38cm (15")
Female: 38cm (15")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Not possible to determine from external features.
Breeding: Not accomplished in captivity.
Comments: Will eat aquarium plants. Like all other members of the same Genus, this fish has a notorious reputation as a jumper, and NEEDS to be kept well covered at all times.
Main Colours: Gold, Black
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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