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MultipleTankSyndrome
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Archerfish?

Post by MultipleTankSyndrome » Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:25 pm

Anyone else have them? I recently purchased a group of 6 small scale archers, somewhat inspired by Aquarium Co-Op.
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todbranson44
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Re: Archerfish?

Post by todbranson44 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:27 pm

MultipleTankSyndrome wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:25 pm
Anyone else have them? I recently purchased a group of 6 small scale archers, somewhat inspired by Aquarium Co-Op.
I wonder this too... :)

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Re: Archerfish?

Post by MultipleTankSyndrome » Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:15 am

todbranson44 wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:27 pm
I wonder this too... :)
In a way, it would be great if they did.
I think archerfish are an excellent alternative to cichlids for those who wish to mix cichlids and loaches (even though it is not a good mix). They have the same general 'perch' shape, enjoy the same water chemistry and flow, eat the same food, and do not bother bottom-dwelling fish such as loaches.
473 liter (may be upgraded to large footprint 681) - black kuhli+clown loaches
110 liter - green neon+cardinal tetras, chain loaches
473 liter (planned) - Burmese+yoyo+zebra+striped kuhli loaches, roseline sharks, Odessa barbs, pink tail chalceus

Bas Pels
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Re: Archerfish?

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:17 am

I thought Toxodes come from brackish waters. Not a place one would expect to find loaches

MultipleTankSyndrome
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Re: Archerfish?

Post by MultipleTankSyndrome » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:24 am

As did I before I learned about freshwater species. Apparently only 2-3 of the 10 known species are brackish/euryhaline, the rest are freshwater.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archerfish

That of course includes small scale archerfish, the subject of this thread:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallscal ... _to_humans
473 liter (may be upgraded to large footprint 681) - black kuhli+clown loaches
110 liter - green neon+cardinal tetras, chain loaches
473 liter (planned) - Burmese+yoyo+zebra+striped kuhli loaches, roseline sharks, Odessa barbs, pink tail chalceus

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