The fish will grow in length up to 2.5 inches (6.1 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in water. It feeds on worms, benthiccrustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.
The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached.