Tetras | Exodon Tetra

Tetras | Exodon Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Exodon paradoxus

Common Name: Bucktooth Tetra, Exodon Tetra

Adult Size: 2.9 inches

Life Expectancy: 8 - 10 years

Habitat: South America, Amazon and Tocantins River basins

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 5.5 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 0 - 20

    Temperament: Aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Adapted to live meaty foods. Will readily accept flake and pellet foods, but should be fed mostly meaty fare, such as frozen and freeze dried foods, like bloodworms, mysid shrimp and beef heart.

    Breeding & Spawning: Egg scattering species; dimly lit tank with some fine leaved plants on the bottom to catch the eggs will encourage breeding. Be sure to remove parents after they have spawned to avoid them eating the eggs.

    Gender: Males are slimmer than females, and tend to have slightly elongated and anal rays.