Diet & Nutrition:Omnivorous, but prefers sinking tablets, frozen foods, freeze dried foods, or even small sinking granules. The fish will come out of hiding during the daytime if there is food present.
Breeding & Spawning: Difficult to breed in captivity. Those aquarium hobbyists who have had success breeding this species increased the temperature in the tank from 72 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and performed a large water change to encourage spawning. It is also suspected that feeding a widely varied diet may help to condition this species for breeding.
Gender: Difficult to differentiate between male and female. Females are noticeably plumper than males.