Gregarious. Appears to be active either at night or during the day. Seeks shelter under dead wood and is capable of intestinal breathing. Commonly occurs in the lower reaches of large rivers. Known to feed on fruits, thus helping to scatter several plant seeds.

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An unfussy omnivore. Most prepared foods are taken and the fish will happily gorge itself on live or frozen foods. Bloodworm induces a feeding frenzy and is good for acclimatizing new, smaller acquisitions. The fish will eat huge amounts in one day, its belly swelling to resemble a marble and can comfortably live off this for up to a week.. It naturally feeds on small fishes and insects and often manifests the behavior of a detritivore. Probably migrate upstream during reproduction. The female lays an average of 50,000 eggs which are fertilized externally

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