more we were able to organize a wonderful, large importation from the
Congo. Our proofed supplier sent us among others beautiful butterfly
barbs (Barbus hulstaerti, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/barbs-asboras-danios-en/Barbus_hulstaerti_Lompole_en/), large Upside-Down-Cats (Synodontis nigriventris, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/news/Synodontis_nigriventris_finally_available_again__en/), also the “Zebra-nigriventris” (http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/catfish-en/mochokidae-en/Synodontis_sp_aff_nigriventris_ZEBRA_en/), gorgeous Orange Bushfish (Microctenopoma ansorgii, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/labyrinthfish-en/Microctenopoma_ansorgii_en/, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/labyrinthfish-en/Microctenopoma_ansorgii_en/), healthy Hydrocynus goliath (http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/tetras-en/predatory-tetras-en/Hydrocynus_goliath_en/), the beautiful and rare Congo-Barb (Clypeobarbus congicus, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/news/Clypeobarbus_congicus_en/), banded bushfish (Microctenopoma fasciolatum, http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/labyrinthfish-en/Microctenopoma_fasciolatum_en/), and so on, and so on…
of the most beautiful fish of the World, the six-striped Distichodus
(Distichodus sexfasciatus) is also represented by a good number of
specimens. We have no doubts that this species would be among the most
wanted aquarium fish at all, were there not some characters that make
the animals suitable only for the very long-suffering and extremly
patient hobbyist: they grow (even in smaller tanks) to a length of more
than 30 cm, are extremely quarrelsome and will – for sure! – eat any
plant in the aquarium.
this species has six stripes on the flanks. In our current shipment are
also several specimens with other numbers of bars, most often seven.
But do not think that these fish would represent other species; most
often seven bars occur only on one side of the body while the other one
has a regular number of stripes.
is a lucky number: in any case it brought luck for our Congo
importation, for all fish are healthy, stable and feel very well in
their new environment!
our customers: D. sexfasciatus has code 128001 (3-5 cm) and 128002 (5-7
cm) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer