Prefers still or slow-flowing water and dense vegetation. Feeds primarily on insects, small snails and other invertebrates and occasionally small fish. A female mouthbrooder, breeds in summer (Ref. 7248).
- Skelton, P.H. and G.G. Teugels 1991 Serranochromis. p. 442-453. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5693) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5693&speccode=5358
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