Is a gregarious species. Occurs over sand and rocks, in swift flowing waters where it swims rapidly and incessantly. Feeds on both plants and animals (Ref. 12225).
- Lima, F.C.T. 2003 Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38504) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38504&speccode=5453