Inhabits small creeks in the coastal zone, which have clear water and little current (Ref. 7020) and is rich in decaying wood (Ref. 35237). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). When faced with danger, this fearful species fix itself against a log adapting its color pattern to the substrate. Parents take care of the spawned eggs, numbering about 400, which are laid down on a flat stone (Ref. 35237).