Favours floodplain habitats to riverine ones but does not occur in rocky areas where habitats are restricted. Feeds on typical squeaker diet of detritus, algae and benthic invertebrates.
- Skelton, P.H. 1993 A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7248&speccode=11874