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Banded Archerfish

( Toxotes jaculatrix )

Other names

Northern Rifle-fish

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Toxotidae (archerfish)
  • Can grow to 30cm in length
  • Omnivores that feed on insects, small crustaceans and plant matter
  • Hunt prey by squirting jets of water at insects on low-lying vegetation
  • Frequents mangrove habitats to freshwater streams and billabongs
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Can be caught on lure
  • Popular among aquarists
  • Occur solitary or in small schools