Photo credit: Gunther Schmida
65mm in length
Slow following, sometimes turbid, heavily weeded areas up to 3m deep. They will congregate in large schools below dams and weirs.
Small aquatic insects
Breeding season is late spring to early summer, with water temperature above 21 degrees triggering spawning. Eggs adhere to aquatic grasses, plants and twigs fairly close to the waters surface. The male will establish their territory and stay to protect and aerate the eggs until hatching.
Newly hatched larvae are 1.8-2.1mm long and become free swimming after 3-4 days.
They are preyed upon by larger native fish, such as the Murray Cod.
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