from the Peso River, Kasai Drainage

A great Distichodus sp. from the Peso River, Kasai Drainage that I am still trying to confirm the identification.


Another relatively large african characin. This fish species has been bred in thousands in Moscow during late 1980-s. According to WCTAB program this Distichodus species starts spawning at 15 sm more size. Average fecundity 5-7 thousands eggs. Size of swollen egg 1,8-2 mm. Hatching time 30-36 hours at temperature 27-28 degrees Celsius. - Sergey Kochetov