In The Wild
Muddy, lowland forest streams and rivers
- Male – iridescent blue scales on gill covers
- Iridescent blue occasionally on body
- Female – never has iridescent blue on body or gill covers
- Black spots on caudal fin
- Concentric lines on anal and caudal fins occasionally
Once spawning has taken place, separate the male and female. They are very aggressive fish and might kill each other.