Occurs in various habitats including flowing and standing waters; thrives in dams and lakes. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates and grass seeds. Breeds after rains during summer months (Ref. 7248).
- Skelton, P.H. 1993 A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7248&speccode=11874
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