Toxotes blythii

Scientific name Toxotes blythii
Descriptor Boulenger
Year of description 1892
IUCN category DD
Family Toxotidae
Genus Toxotes
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Toxotes blythii is a fresh water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize Toxotes blythii ?

Toxotes blythii measures between 7 and 8 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Toxotes blythii is a fish living in small groups naturally found near to the surface. This species is carnivorous .

Although Toxotes blythii is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

Toxotes blythii is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 27 °C

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

Toxotes blythii is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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