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Distichodus sexfasciatus
Clown tetra
Boulenger, 1897

(Other members of the genus Distichodus)

ADULT SIZE: 75 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Neutral

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Distichodus sexfasciatus a predominantly vegetarian diet

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Angola, Congo (DRC), Lake Tanganyika

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AQUARIUM CARE: This African characin is too big for most home aquariums, although juvenilles are sometimes available. It is partially vegetarian, and should be offered green matter, but also enjots worms, live and dried food. It has a fairly wide distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but also occurs in Lake Tanganyika

BREEDING: Unknown

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