Occurs in shallow inshore waters and influent rivers (Ref. 34291). Spends most of its life span in lake, but spawns in flooded grassland beside both permanent and temporary streams. Caught with weirs and in baskets (Ref. 4967). Feeds on detritus and algae (Ref. 13624). Also feeds on rotifers growing on the body of other fishes (Ref. 34291). Oviparous (Ref. 205).