Feeds on algae and insects end up in the water (Ref. 26543). Tolerates extreme temperature, salinity and anoxia conditions (Ref. 26543). There was a proposal to use this species as biological control against mosquito larvae (Ref. 26543).
- Wischnath, L. 1993 Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=26130&speccode=11958
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