IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Occurs in dense marginal vegetation of rivers, lakes, lagoons and channels of swamps and floodplains. Feeds on insects and other small organisms. Males build a bubble nest on the water surface under which spawning takes place; the eggs float and are stowed in the nest, to be guarded by the male. Its shallow water habitat make it susceptible to aerial spraying of insecticides (Ref. 7248).

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