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Exodon paradoxus


Species: Exodon paradoxus
Common Name: Bucktooth tetra
Size: Up to 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon and Tocantins River basins
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons for a school of 10 or more.
Diet: Omnivorous: prefers live but may take a wide range of foods.
Behavior: Somewhat aggressive.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 74 -82°F (23 28°C) pH 5.5-7.5 dH range: 5 - 20
Care: Requires large schools and an open swimming area.
Communities: Good for communities with larger peaceful species.
Suitability: Intermediate

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