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PRIMITIVE ARCHER FISH

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PRIMITIVE ARCHER FISH

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 18 cm
Temperament: Generally peaceful.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.0-7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Northern Territory and Fly River system, New Guinea.

 

Reproduction

Little known re breeding, but believed to breed in nature at the start of the wet season.

 

Feeding

Surface feeder, accepts most foods.

 

Additional Comments

Archerfish are famous for their ingenious ability to direct a squirt of water at insects sitting above the water surface, knocking the insect down so that they can pounce on it. Large fish can precisely shoot water up to 2-3 metres in distance! There are even various stories of unsuspecting Archerfish owners having water squirted in their eye as they peered down over the tank! Archerfish can become very tame and make a great pet fish. Primitive Archers are easily recognised from other Archers by their lack of any dark markings.

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.