Very sociable, this species should be kept in small groups. It is basically nocturnal, and likes to hide in a cave or hollow ornament during the day, usually with just the head protruding as it watches things going on in the tank. Once settled in it will become active during the day and can become quite tame.
Diet in the wild consists of insect larvae, aquatic invertebrates, and small fish. In captivity bloodworms, mysids, and other small frozen foods will work well.
A nice, friendly fish that needs a little care but can be very rewarding.