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BiologyCaptured in creeks with rocky bottoms and in areas where the water changes level (Ref. 27188). Lies hidden under rocks and Podostemaceae. Its color pattern, like that of the other Heptapterus, provides perfect camouflage. The species which occur more frequently with it are: Imparfinis minutus, Moenkhausia oligolepis, Pyrrhulina filamentosa, Characidium fasciadorsale [= Characidium zebra] and Crenicichla albopunctata (Ref. 35381).