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BiologyInhabits small flowing streams, canals, ditches and occasionally impoundments (Ref. 12693). Found in medium to large rivers, stagnant water bodies including sluggish flowing canals and brooks of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). Occurs in running waters of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds mainly on zooplankton and insect larvae. Breeds during the rainy season. Half-grown young are caught in March (Ref. 12693).