Is a predator whose main food is not known. Appears to prefer an environment with fast current over rocky bottom which is typical of the rapids. Frequently found in the upstream areas of rivers (Ref. 12225).
- Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36811) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=36811&speccode=12346
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