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BiologyInhabits fresh and brackish water springs with salinity of up to 23 ppt. Found in areas with slow current (Ref. 59043). This species is benthopelagic, observed in shallow areas with slow current, among vegetation, as well as in the water column. It is a very fast swimmer and forms schools. It is a short-lived species and a fractional spawner that breeds in late spring - early summer, spawning 1-3 eggs a time (apparently its reproductive period may be prolonged until late summer) (Ref. 58344).