Found in slow or
standing waters, among bushes of shore vegetation. Occurs in
medium to large-sized rivers and flooded fields, lakes,
ponds and swamps. Feeds on filamentous algae, submerged land
plants, fruits and seeds with some aquatic insects and
crustaceans. Undertakes lateral migrations from the Mekong
River to the floodplains during the flood season and back
again at the onset of the dry season.