Lives in streams and reservoirs at high altitudes, and in rivers, wells of the plains, low-lying paddy fields, swamps and brackish waters (Ref. 4833). Utilized for mosquito control (Ref. 1672). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).