Bucktoothed Tetra - Exodon paradoxus
Species name: Exodon paradoxus
Synonym: Exodon paradoxus
Common name: Bucktoothed Tetra
Maximum size: 15 cm / 6 inches
Origin: Northern Brazil and the Guyanas
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Exodon paradoxus (Bucktoothed Tetra) should only be kept with large peaceful species.
Water parameters: emperature 22-28°C / 72-82°F; pH 6.0 – 7.5
Aquarium setup: Exodon paradoxus (Bucktoothed Tetra) Requires a large aquarium. The aquarium should be decorated so that it provides plenty of swimming space. Plants are not necessary. This species should only be kept in schools of 10 specimens or more. They become very aggressive towards each other if they are kept in lower number and often end up damaging each other seriously. Common damages includes the loss if eyes.
Feeding: Exodon paradoxus (Bucktoothed Tetra) prefers live food. They cam sometimes be trained to accept dead food.
Breeding: Exodon paradoxus (Bucktoothed Tetra) has been breed in aquarium but very little is know about the circumstances surrounding breeding this species.
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Exodon paradoxus - Bucktoothed Tetra. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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