Toxotes blythii

31. July 2014

archer fish that lives exclusively in freshwater originates from Burma.
It has been discovered as early as 1860 and received its correct
scientific name in 1892. Since then it has not been found anymore. Only
in 2004 the first specimens appeared in the international trade and were
celebrated as a sensation. These first specimens were extremely
expensive, but nowadays the price is on a normal level and so any real
fish enthusiast is able to keep this beautiful fish at home. Currently
we received a shipment with really nice specimens of this extraordinary
archer fish.

animals of our current importation have a very uniform pattern; this is
quite different to the specimens observed in former importations. We
add a picture of a specimen imported in 2011 as an example. Possibly the
fish in our current import represent even a species new to science, for
there are a lot of hints that the real diversity and species-richness
in archerfish is not understood yet. Currently only 7 species are
recognized in the genus Toxotes.

For our customers: the fish have code 468352 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer