Breeding is generally not difficult. After mating, the embryos develop inside the female for a period of about two months. Broods are rather small in size, typically around 10-20 fry are delivered. On the other hand, the fry themselves are comparatively big at birth, up to 15 mm in length. The adults usually ignore their fry, so provided there are lots of floating plants, it is easy enough to collect fry as you find them. They can be easily reared on powdered flake food and algae.