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|origin=:Found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
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== Origin ==
|sexing=:These fish are not possible to visually sex.
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:Found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
|tank_compatibility=:A generally peaceful fish.
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|diet=:Requires a meaty diet and should readily accept things such as wingless fruit flies, mealworms, [[bloodworm]] and small shrimp.
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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Requires a spacious tank with a secure lid and floating plants as they do not like bright lights.
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:These fish are not possible to visually sex.
|behaviour=:A peaceful fish that hides in vegetation waiting to shoot down prey.
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|identification=:Often confused with ''[[Toxotes jaculatrix]]'', or ''[[Toxotes chatareus]]''.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:A generally peaceful fish.
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== Diet ==
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:Requires a meaty diet and should readily accept things such as wingless fruit flies, mealworms, [[bloodworm]] and small shrimp.
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Requires a spacious tank with a secure lid and floating plants as they do not like bright lights.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A peaceful fish that hides in vegetation waiting to shoot down prey.
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== Identification ==
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:Often confused with ''[[Toxotes jaculatrix]]'', or ''[[Toxotes chatareus]]''.
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==Species Notes==
 
==Species Notes==
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== External links ==
 
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*{{FishBase |id=24840}}
 
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*[[w:Smallscale archerfish|Wikipedia]]
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*[http://eol.org/pages/222064/overview EOL]

Latest revision as of 23:16, 13 February 2018

Small-Scaled Archer

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Small-Scaled Archer

Toxotes microlepis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

15.2-20.3cm (6-8 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.5

21.1-26.7°C (70 -80 °F)

5-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Toxotidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Small-Scaled Archer, Smallscale Archer, Freshwater Archerfish


Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

These fish are not possible to visually sex.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Requires a meaty diet and should readily accept things such as wingless fruit flies, mealworms, bloodworm and small shrimp.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious tank with a secure lid and floating plants as they do not like bright lights.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish that hides in vegetation waiting to shoot down prey.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Often confused with Toxotes jaculatrix, or Toxotes chatareus.

Species Notes[edit | edit source]

It was once rare in the trade (probably as bycatch), but it's becoming more available.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]