Archer fish for sale from our Melbourne Aquarium.
The Archerfish ( Toxotes Jaculator) is a moderately elongated, laterally compressed fish with a pointed head. The eyes of the fish are strikingly large, and the deeply cleft mouth faces slightly downward.
The Archerfish has a yellow-green or brownish back, and the flanks are pale grey to silvery, and marked with four to six broad black transverse bars. The first bar runs across the eye of the Archerfish, and the last one is on the caudal peduncle. Archerfish are best kept in an aquarium with rocks and shallow water, and with plants that grow up above the surface.
Archerfish are well known for their ability to shoot drops of water to dislodge insects above the water surface.
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