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Longsnout distichodus - Distichodus lusosso

Longsnout distichodus - Distichodus lusosso

Scientific name: Distichodus lusosso

Common name: Longsnout distichodus

Family: Distichodontidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 35 - 41 cm (13.78 - 16.14 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 17°N (89.29 - 303.57ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Longsnout distichodus will only accept vegetable matter in its diet. Greens like lettuce, spinach and water cress will be accepted but blanch slightly before feeding to the fish. It is rare for them to accept commercial foods.


Africa; Longsnout distichodus are to be round in the River Congo basins of Angola and Cameroon.


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


As of yet, there are no reported cases of Longsnout distichodus breeding in the aquarium.


The expected life span for Distichodus lusosso is 9-12 years.

Short description

Distichodus lusosso has a reputation as an excellent jumper so always use a tight fitting lid on the tank. Any plants added to the tank will be eaten and due to their large adult size, they should be housed in a tank that measures at 60 inches in length. Add rocks or driftwood for décor and either sand or gravel can be used for the substrate.


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