Exodon paradoxus
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Exodon paradoxus

Common Names: Bucktooth Tetra
Synonyms: Hystricodon paradoxus
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; South American river basins.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Should be kept in a large group. Does not do well with other tankmates.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Will eat most standard fish foods, small feeder fish, and a range of other foods. Care is average difficulty. Regular water changes and proper diet should keep the fish healty.
5.5 - 7.5
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
1 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7.5cm (3")
Female: 7.5cm (3")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to tell differences in gender.
Breeding: Breeding is extreamly difficult and should not be attempted by beginners.
Comments: Does best with groups of 10 or more in a 15 gallon tank (minimum).
Main Colours: Silver, Black, Yellow
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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