Usually collected in relatively large, clearwater streams with abundant aquatic vegetation. Observed in small groups of 2-5 individuals, that were sometimes associated with Cnesterodon septentrionalis. Always associated with submerged vegetation.
- Lima, F.C.T. and C.R. Moreira 2003 Three new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Araguaia basin in Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 1(1):21-33. (Ref. 52338) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=52338&speccode=61914