The Silver Distichodus was first imported into Europe in 1911 and has been available ever since, despite its plant-eating habits. Overall, it is similar to D. noboli (Nobol’s Distichodus) from Upper Congo (D. R. Congo), with which it is sometimes confused. All Distichodus are specialist feeders and are best suited to experienced aquarists.
- Congo basin, D. R. Congo.
- Up to 5in (13cm).
- Peaceful, with a distinct liking for succulent plants.
- Some commercial foods accepted, particularly vegetable flakes; lettuce, spinach, watercress, and other plants should form an important part of the diet.
- Roomy, with rock and bogwood decor recommended. Use only unpalatable or artificial plants, and provide swimming space. Slightly acid to neutral, soft to medium-hard water. Temperature range: 73-8 1°F (23-27°C).
- No documented accounts currently available.