Lives exclusively near the shoreline, river backwaters or other stagnant biotopes between 35 and 85 m elevation. Found near vegetation, feeding mainly on filamentous algae and occasionally on aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).
- Cardoso, A.R. 2003 Subfamily Rhoadsiinae (Characins, tetras). p. 213-214. 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. 38501) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38501&speccode=48115