Lake Tanganyika sprat
A lacustrine species forming very large schools, the juveniles tending to stay closer to shore than those 5 cm SL or more. Appears to stay below about 60 m by day, rising up to 8-15 m at night, especially on dark nights. Feeds on plankton. Breeds at about 6 cm SL, with ripe individuals present almost throughout the year, but major spawning in May and June and again in December and January. Adults move inshore to breed. The eggs sink slowly.