Toxotes jaculatrix

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Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by stausholm » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:33 pm

hey
on a Danish forum there is a debat on weather this is a cichlid or not..
are there anyone in here, that can tell me if this is true or not
http://akvariesiden.akvariefisk.dk/spec ... jaculatrix

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Re: Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by Nuchal Man » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:42 pm

Archer Fish are not members of the family cichlidae, but rather members of the family Toxotidae.

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Re: Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:42 am

Perches, but not cichlids

Cichlidis are perces, with 2 characteristics an aquarist can see:

firstly, they have only 1 nasal opening, other perches have 2
secondly, the lateral line is divided into two parts, the frontal one bending up, the second remainng where it was: on the middle.

Perhaps closely related families of perches show these characteristics too, but these only life in sea

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Re: Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by Sébastien Bochenko » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:39 am

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Re: Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:23 pm

as far as I'm aware (and I maybe wrong) the only other freshwater fish that has a broken lateral line. with the exception of the congo tetra Phenacogrammus interruptus, and the name originated from the fact of this broken lateral line.

though quite a few of the archers are brackish, so might not be considered freshwater as a result.
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Re: Toxotes jaculatrix

Post by stausholm » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:23 am

thank´s for your answers.... I didn´t think it was a cichlid, bud you never now :) We learn something every day..

allan

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