Common name: Bucktooth Tetra.
Species name: Exodon paradoxus.
Maximum size: 7.5 cm
Origin: South America.
Company: Bucktooth Tetra are suitable for a single species aquarium.
Water parameters: Temperature 23 - 28°C and pH 5.5 - 7.5
Aquarium setup: Bucktooth Tetra are best kept in a single species tank in large numbers with a soft, sandy substrate, some driftwood roots and branches, However, the fish look most effective when kept in a heavily planted tank. Good filtration is required to maintain the stable conditions needed to manage such a large school. They do best in a biologically mature biotope system with soft, acidic water conditions.
Breeding: The Bucktooth Tetra is difficult to breed, as putting a pair in a normal breeding tank situation often results in fighting rather than mating. Breeding is best done in a community tank where there is more chance that females and males can pair together without aggressive fighting.
Common Name Bucktooth Tetra Scientific Name Exodon paradoxus Origin South America Max Size 7.5 cm Community Safe No pH Range
5.5 - 7.5
Diet Type Carnivore Min Tank Size Medium Temperature Range 23 - 28 Care Level Advanced Care