Sixbar distichodus - Distichodus sexfasciatus
Scientific name: Distichodus sexfasciatus
Common name: Sixbar distichodus
Usual size in fish tanks: 71 - 78 cm (27.95 - 30.71 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 22°N (125 - 392.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°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: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Sixbar distichodus is classed as a fussy eater and if you try to feed it commercial foods it will refuse them first off, if you are persistent they may start to accept pellet food. They do well on a diet of shrimp and chopped earth worms but try to include some vegetable matter to keep the diet balanced.
Africa; Sixbar distichodus are found in Lake Tanganyika.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
Due to the large size of the mature fish it is not practicable to attempt to breed these in the aquarium.
It is believed that the life span for Distichodus sexfasciatus is 10 years.
Distichodus sexfasciatus grow very large so be prepared to upgrade your tank to a larger one as the fish matures. They require very high water quality with regular water changes and excellent filtration as they do produce a lot of waste.
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