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Old 02-09-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
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archer fish shooting practice?

i just recently got an archerfish and i was wondering if there was sumthin i could do so he could practice spitting water my water level is already low but do i need to give him sumthing to shoot at does n e one have one and have n e ideas?
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Not sure; I've read archer fish rarely shoot in captivity. Maybe because they're fed regularly and don't need to hunt?
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You might try a nice fat housefly. Since it is winter, unfortunately, house fly supplies are pretty low. Depending on the size of your archerfish you could use a cricket or wingless fruit flies (available at some pet stores).
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my gourami broke my light (until it dries off) because i think he might of been shooting it (i think it was her) because when i saw my light when i came home from school there were little drops of water dripping off the light (might of been evaporated water)
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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yea i thought of that but how would i get it so the fish could shoot at it i tried hanging a krill wich is what hes been eating from a string but the archer doesnt have time to get it cause im keeping it with a small red eared slider and hes swimming his hardest to get the krill and he usually gets it b4 the archer even sees it if n e one else has n e suggestions it would be greatly appreciated i hope i can get him to shoot in captivity it would be really cool
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maybe you could put more then one "krill wich" so they both get 1
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:45 PM   #7
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i was thinking about that i think ill try that 2morrow since the turtles already eat more then his share of krill today lol
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