This is a troglobitic species; i.e., an obligatory cave dweller, found in shallow wells (at depths of up to 1.6 ft/0.5m), sink

holes, and deeper cave systems (at depths of up to 105 ft/32 m) that are freshwater or anchialine (located near the sea and flooded with sea water). In anchialine systems the fishes may live in freshwater layers that overlie the salt water. They are also found in brackish water, tolerating salinities from 0.27-34 parts per thousand and temperatures of 70-83°F (21-28°C).

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