Frequently occurs in flooded savannas of the coastal zone (Ref. 27188). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). Quite popular among aquarists who breed it without difficulty. Males are larger and more colorful, possessing more distinctly more elongated unpaired fins (Ref. 35237). Aquarium keeping: several females for one male; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).