A gragarious species which positions itself near the surface between the stems of emerging plants. It is frequently found in stagnant waters. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plants (Ref. 7020). Food dominated by zooplankton (Ref. 56181).
- Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7020&speccode=5247