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BiologyInhabit shady areas and muddy bottoms in deep hill streams. Adults usually collected in clear water with moderate to swift currents, juveniles in quiet pools further downstream (Ref. 27732). Found in medium to large-sized rivers, flooded fields and rapid-running mountain streams (Ref. 12975). Diet consists of insects and small fishes. (Ref. 12693). One of the most delicious fish in Nepal (Ref. 9496). Rarely seen in markets.