Inhabits rivers, preferring fast flowing, cooler waters of the mountain runoffs. Adults occur solitarily or in pairs (Ref. 7335). Omnivorous, specialized in fresh vegetation (Ref. 30499).
- Conkel, D. 1993 Cichlids of North and Central America. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., USA. (Ref. 7335) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7335&speccode=28234
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