Adults occur in lentic and lotic freshwater (Ref. 7300). They inhabit turbid water of large rivers and waterholes. Tolerant of water temperatures to 40?C (Ref. 44894). Omnivorous species (Ref. 7300). Feed on fishes, crustaceans, insects and molluscs. Presumed to breed opportunistically during flood events (Ref. 44894). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).