The Spotted Drum is a small fish, typically between 6 and 9 inches, that are found on the coral reefs of Belize. It is frequently observed during the day under ledges or near the opening of small caves, at depths between 3 and 30 meters, where it swims in repetitive patterns. A nocturnal feeder, it leaves the protection of its daily shelter at night to feed.
The spotted drum fish is a common species of fish that can be found in most freshwater habitats. They are known for their lively behavior and are often seen swimming around in large numbers. They are also known to be one of the most popular pets in the world. Plants used to make them food include plants that produce flowers, such as daffodils and daisies, and plants that produce seeds, such as corn and beans. They are also known to eat other fish, including carp and bass. They have also been known to eat other aquatic animals, such as turtles and crocodiles. They can reach a length of up to . They are found throughout the world except for the Pacific coast of South America where they are found only in the Andes mountains. In Asia they are found only in the Himalayas.