Distribution: Occurs throughout much of South America from Colombia and Trinidad in the north as far south as the Río de la Plata drainage at the border of Uruguay and Argentina.
Habitat: Rivers, tributaries and standing waters including pools and small lakes.
Maximum Standard Length: 2.4″ (6cm)
Temperature: 21 – 27 °C
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Hardness: 36 – 268 ppm