For oddball enthusiasts, P. suvattii is a popular choice and wild-caught specimens are commonly imported. It requires highly oxygenated water with a medium to strong flow, but not overpowering. Spray bars from a canister filter or powerheads with narrow grill gaps can be used to create additional flow, but cages or guards should be used to prevent entrapment/injury. This species prefers a scape with an abundance of hiding spaces and areas of uncovered substrate for wallowing. Water-logged driftwood and smooth rocks can be added, and hardy epiphytes like Anubias and Java fern can be attached to hardscape for decoration and additional shelter, but rooted plants should be avoided as P. suvattii may disturb the roots.