Behavior

Can be caught in traps set in crab holes but dies if the traps become flooded, possibly indicating that respiration of atmospheric air is a necessity. They also can be caught on a tiny hook baited with a small piece of worm. Captive individuals jump out of the water to snatch a termite or ant held above the water surface. In nature they flip along the water surface one or more times or leave the water altogether to elude danger. Extremely aggressive toward each other in aquaria, yet small aggregations have been caught in crab burrows and under rotting logs.

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