Bucktooth Tetra (Exodon paradoxus)


A medium-sized predatory characin found throughout the Amazon Basin, the Bucktooth Tetra or Exodon is a schooling fish and best kept in a group. In the wild, they feed off the fins, scales of larger fish. In the aquarium, they are best kept in a species tank, as they will harass most tankmates. They will readily accept most prepared and frozen foods.


Bucktooth Tetra (Exodon paradoxus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Carnivore – feeds on fins and scales of other fish in the wild. In the aquarium will accept most meaty frozen foods
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 55 gallons
Compatibility: Compatible with others of the same species but extremely aggressive towards other fish. Best kept in a species tank

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm