Disjointed distribution across northen Australia, occurs in tidal mangrove areas.
Large eggs scattered amongst plants, hatching time approximately 2 weeks. Suitable first foods for the fry include powder foods, vinegar eels and Artemia nauplii.
Omnivorous. Feed small sized foods, including frozen & live foods. Feeds mainly at surface.
Requires brackish water, males put on elaborate fin displays to impress females and to outshine rival males. Best kept in a single species tank or with small Brackish species such as gobies. Suitable for nano tanks.