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BiologyAdults inhabit rivers, streams and reservoirs. Feed mainly on crustaceans and zooplankton along with small bits of algae and fish scales. May forage in schools like the other small striped species of Mystus. Move into floodplains during periods of high water and is often found in places with submerged woody vegetation. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205). Usually marketed fresh and may also be sold smoked (Ref. 12693).