Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish)

The Banded Archer fish is one of a fascinating group of fish that have evolved this very distinctive feeding pattern. The family contains six species, of which toxotes jaculatrix is the most commonly available (sometimes sold incorrectly as t. jaculator). Occasionally, the similarly marked toxotes chatareus is offered for sale in the UK although much less frequently.

There are reports that juvenile archers can be kept in fresh water but it is recommended that a brackish setup is always used.