Found in seasonal pools and streams (Ref. 3788). Used for biological control of mosquitoes. Quite popular with aquarists. One of the so called 'annual fishes' which has eggs that can withstand seasonal droughts (Ref. 1739). Bottom spawner, 3-4 months incubation. Difficult to maintain in an aquarium (Ref. 27139).
- Huber, J.H. 1996 Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=27139&speccode=12252
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