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)
Species: D. sexfasciatus
Binomial name:Distichodus sexfasciatus
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.