Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

The flooded rainforest


The interesting species of the river



Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

South America's rainforest

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool


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Banded archerfish

Banded archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

West African mud turtle

West African mud turtle

Paraguay pleco

Paraguay pleco

Bala Shark

Bala Shark

Smallscale archerfish

Smallscale archerfish


LatinToxotes microlepis
Size16 cm
FoodInsects and crustaceans.
HabitatRivers, lakes and brackish water.

Least concern

LocationAsia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

Hard to tell apart

There are 7 species of archerfish. They can be hard to tell apart, because they all resemble each other. The smallscale archerfish is distinguishable by the little black spots in-between the black stripes. Look carefully and see if you can tell it apart from the ordinary archerfish in the aquarium.

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi