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Distichodus affinis, Günther, 1873

Origin: Congo

Etymology: Unknown

Synonyms: None

First European import:Germany, 1911, by F. Mayer.

Description: See picture(s)

Care: Larger unplanted tanks are suitable to keep these fish. Large gravel.

Temperature: 23-27 degrees.

Feeding: Plants, flake food, boiled spinach and salad.

Size: 12.0 cm

pH: 6.5-7.5 dGH: max 20.

Breeding: Only possible in larger aquaria.

Sexual dimorphism:Unknown

Prices:4-5€, seldom available.

Additional: Although quite attractiv, the fish are best kept by Zoo's because of their size, behaviour, and the appetite for plants.

Picture references: All pictures E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

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