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Distichodus Sexfasciatus – Six-banded distichodus



Distichodus Sexfasciatus
Six-banded distichodus

Native to: Africa, in the basin of the Congo River and in the Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Zambia and Angola.

These freshwater fish occur in swarms & schools in rivers and lakes in areas of tropical climate.

Temp: (typically 22–26 °C or 72–79 °F)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Distichodontidae
Genus: Distichodus
Species: D. sexfasciatus
Binomial name:Distichodus sexfasciatus
Boulenger, 1897

The six-banded distichodus, or sixbar distichodus, 6-bar (Distichodus sexfasciatus) is an exsquisite African species of freshwater fish in the family Distichodontidae. The Distichodus sexfasciatus can reach a length of 76 cm (30 in) in the wild much smaller in common aquaria. The body is generally high-backed, reddish brown to a reddish-yellow colored w an elongated partially squat and laterally flattened head, and 6 dark vertical bands. Its snout has a characteristic conical shape. They have 24–25 dorsal soft rays and 14–15 anal soft rays. These tropical fish feed on Algae, bloodworms, earthworms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter.

Arizona Aquatic Gardens
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