The longsnout distichodus has a very wide distribution in the Congo basin. The species attains a length of up to 40 cm; we recently obtain extremly charming, small juveniles. D. lusosso is an omnivorous fish; a great part of the food is plant material, so a planting of the tank is usually not possible. One should keep D. lusosso either in larger groups (10 or more specimens) or solitary. If the longsnout distichodus is kept in too small groups the fish are usually very pugnacious against conspecifics.
For our customers: The fish have code 126002 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusivekly supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer