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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Archer fish

Picture of Archer fish
Common nameArcher fish
Scientific nameToxotes jaculatrix
SynonymsT. jaculator
SizeUp to 10" (25cm), but usually smaller.
OriginIndia, Southeast Asia to Australia.
Tank setupLarger aquarium, with plants or roots going down into or out from the water. Ideally, use a deep tank part-filled, with a tight-fitting lid, to provide a space above the water where insects can be introduced.
CompatibilityFairly peaceful with similar sized fish.
Temperature25-30oC (77-86oF)
Water chemistryFairly hard, neutral to alkaline (pH 7.0-8.5). Often sold in freshwater when young, but they should be transferred to brackish water for their long term health.
FeedingCarnivorous: an inectivore which feeds from the surface, will accept most floating aquarium foods.
SexingUnknown
BreedingUnknown
CommentsThis fish is known for its ability to shoot down insects with a jet of water, and it is possible to witness this behaviour in the aquarium with the right type of set up. They can be aggressive with their own kind, so it is advisable to keep either a single specimen, or a small group of similar sized individuals, to spread out any aggression.


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