D. teugelsi attains a maximum length of about 5-6 cm and is one of the smallest species of Distichodus at all – and one of the prettiest! A few specimens reached aus from the DR Congo. Here the fish inhabit soft, acidic water in the middle course of the Congo river.
The males stay smaller than the females. The females also have a much bigger belly. Although Distichodus are known to love disputing with conspecifics – D. teugelsi is no exception of that rule – these small quarrels have no serious consequences. All species of Distichodus need plant matter as food, so one must suppose that D. teugelsi also will happily feed the complete underwater garden, if it is offered to the fish by the aquarist.
For our customers: the animals have code 128053 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very small numbers only!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer