In February 2007, for the first time in the world, Ausyfish spawned and hatched the first freshwater archer fish. Brood fish were collected in the dry season of 2004 and held in freshwater ponds. Brood fish were collected in freshwater, raised and conditioned in freshwater. All spawning and raising of larvae was done in pure freshwater. So far fish have been raised to 13 cm.
This breakthrough comes after 3 years of on farm development research. Brood fish behaviour has been studied carefully by Alan Sambell, farm manager. Finally the time was right to give a spawning attempt a go. This resulted in the first successful spawn of this species in the world.