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Archer Fish

Did that fish just spit? Archer fish spot insects and other small animals walking around above the surface of the water, swim to the surface, and spit a jet of water to knock the creature into the water. Once in the water, the fish can easily swallow up its prey!

Did You Know?

Archerfish can hit a target several feet above the surface of the water!

They have great eyesight for a fish, and they can compensate for the refraction of light in water.

Individuals within an archerfish school can learn how to improve their spitting by watching others in the school hunt and spit!


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