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BiologyMainly found in freshwater, sometimes in brackish parts of lagoons and mangrove coastlines (Ref. 26938). Moves in schools (Ref. 26938). Feeds on insects (Ref. 7020), other invertebrates and diatoms living on the mud, and small fishes (Ref. 35237). Can remain on mud bottom exposed to air during low tide (Ref. 26938). Used in eye research (Ref. 4537). Often travels in schools (Ref. 26938).