Forms large schools in pools,
rivers and smaller streams with muddy bottoms or among
vegetation near the shore. Prefers to swim upside-down
and will feed in this position as it skims along just
under the surface sucking in floating food. The mouth
is ventrally located and the teeth are 'fused' together
into a rasping patch or plate that is used to scrape
algae and slime as well as other types of organisms
off the surfaces of the plants, stones, driftwood,
Congo Dem Rep , Congo Rep , Congo basin. Type
locality: fiume Rubi a Buta [upper Congo
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (09/2009).