Long-nosed Distichodus Distichodus Lusosso

Long-nosed Distichodus
Long-nosed Distichodus
The Long-nosed Distichodus is native to Africa's Congo river basin (Cameroon to DR Congo), schooling in deep rivers and lakes. It has a high back and looks similar to its relative, the Six-banded Distichodus (Cameroon, Congo, Tanzania, Zambia), especially when juvenile, since both have 6 vertical black stripes and orange fins. It has a longer, more pointed face.
Long-nosed Distichodus
Long-nosed Distichodus
Long-nosed Distichodus
The stripes fade as it gets older and its background colour darkens from yellowish to reddish brown, then dark brown and eventually black. It is an omnivore. Adults typically reach 38cm (15 inches) long, but can grow larger; the Six-banded can grow to 75cm (30 inches) long. Distichodus are related to South America's Characins, as indicated by the small adipose fin before the tail.