Small-Scaled Archer (Toxotes microlepis)

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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

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

Sexing

These fish are not possible to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

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

Identification

Often confused with Toxotes jaculatrix, or Toxotes chatareus.

Species Notes[edit]

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

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