By Josie July 11th, 2023
These aquatic creatures hunt by shooting water jets at insects, bugs, or other small animals on overhanging branches or leaves.
Archerfish have mastered precision and accuracy in their hunting technique by shooting water jets at prey on overhanging branches.
1. Distance 2. Surface tension of the water 3. Speed of water jet
Archerfish have elongated gill filaments that enable them to hold water within their mouths while breathing air through the gills.
Archerfish have excellent vision, particularly in terms of depth perception and the ability to judge distances accurately.
When the Archerfish aligns its mouth with its nostrils just below the water’s surface, it can efficiently suck in a mouthful of water.
The archerfish is not typically aggressive towards humans or larger animals, but they can exhibit territorial aggression towards their own kind.
Archerfish also consume fruits and seeds that fall into the water.
By doing so, they contribute to seed dispersal and propagation.