Distichodus affinis, Günther, 1873
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.
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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