Archerfish shots of water match their prey


This is an archerfish video.

According to Current Biology, and Dutch daily NRC of 10 october, archerfishes match their shots of water to make insects and other prey fall into the water, to the size of the prey.

Film recordings showed that these fishes used a hundred times less force against flies then against a small lizard.

A shoal of archer fish at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Bristol is being given target practice using artificial flies: here.

Clouded archerfish, Toxotes blythii: here.

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