Quite rare in imports but should
be treated the same as with any other large Dorad.
Can be kept with other large or medium sized tankmates.
Although the species was described scientifically
as early as 1872 and has a large distribution area,
practically nothing is known about its wild life.
The large tooth cushion in the lower jaw indicates
that the animals may graze on growth. What is striking
about them is that they often “hold their breath”.
After strong breathing movements they stop breathing
again and again for a longer time (at least you don’t
see anything of it). This is a behaviour that we have
not yet observed in fish (Aquarium Glaser 2019).
Amazon River basin (except Negro River).