Seven-spot Archerfish Toxotes chatareus

Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
The Seven-spot Archerfish is native to brackish, freshwater and saltwater river estuaries and mangroves in the Indo-Pacific region, especially Southeast Asia and northern Australia. They breed in the rainy season in salt and brakish waters. It is also called the Common Archerfish but is relatively rare - not nearly as common as the related Banded Archerfish.
Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
It usually has 6-7 main bands or spots (including the tail base but excluding the eye) along each side, in an irregular pattern, rather than the cleaner 4-5 bands of the Banded. It also usually has a duskier top and background (less light and clean-edged). It grows to 20 (typically)-40 (exceptionally) cm long.
Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
Seven-spot Archerfish
Archers are named after their most unusual method of downing insect prey: by shooting a precise jet of water by mouth for some 1-3 metres then swimming to collect the fallen insect. They have good recognition and shooting skills. They make a tube with their tongue and snap the gills shut to force the water jet out.