Usually found in ponds, ditches, slow flowing streams, both clear and turbid, in both open and shaded areas. A voracious species which feeds on small crustaceans, insects and mollusks (Ref. 12225). Gregarious and non-aggressive, it is reputedly easy to rear and to reproduce in the aquarium (Ref. 27188). Maximum length questionable (Ref. 38376).
- Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail 1996 Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane. Tome 1. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 22: 429p. Paris: Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. (Ref. 12225) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=12225&speccode=546
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