Archer Fish

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Archer fish - Toxotes jaculatrix

Scientific name: Toxotes jaculatrix

Common name: Archer fish

Family: Toxotidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 15 - 25 cm (5.91 - 9.84 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 25 - 30 °C (77 - 86°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Feeding

Bloodworms, flakes, ants (see comments below).

Sexing

No visible differences.

Breeding

Unknown.

Lifespan

From 5 to 7-8 years. Occasionally 9 or 10 years.