The banded archer fish is named for bow and arrow hunters. In the wilds of the Indonesian jungles archer fish will swim near the surface of slow moving water. When a small insect is near, whether in flight or napping on a tree leaf, the archer fish will shoot a stream of drops to dislodge the insect so that it falls to the water surface. The the archer fish eats it. In the fish tank they continue to spit so don't be surprised to be hit by water from time to time.
Frozen food works well, though sometimes these fish will adapt to flake. Always bugs.
- Scientific Name: TOXOTES JACULATRIX
- Origin: Indonesia
- Lifespan: 10 years
- Max size: 6 inches
- Food: Live feeders, frozen, sometimes flake, little bugs that get too close
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches