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

Neon tetra

Arowana

Philippines crocodile

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Poison Frog

African river

Archerfish

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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

Facts

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

Least concern

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

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