Distichodus notospilus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Distichodontidae
Origin : Cameroon, Gabon, Angola
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Red-Finned Distichodus
Fairly peaceful fish to other fishes.  Only up to fishes of their own kind they are regularly somewhat aggressive.  When you have more of these fishes it is necessary that the aquarium is large enough with a lot of hiding places by using roots, driftwood and stones.  Some hard plants like Anubias can be used as well.  Soft plants are eaten.

Young animals are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  When they are mature the largest part of the food should be vegetable.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Ariel Bornstein

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