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Buck-toothed Tetra

Discussion in 'Characins' started by DannyBoy17, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. DannyBoy17

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    Common name/s: Buck-toothed Tetra; Saw-toothed Tetra

    Scientific name: Exodon paradoxus

    Family: Characidae

    Origin: Amazon Basin

    Maximum size: 6" (15cm) 3" more likely in captivity

    Care: Large, well covered aquarium, with ample swimming space. Efficient filtration is a must. Subdued lighting is prefered. Temperature range: 77-84d F (22-29d C)

    Feeding: Meat based commercial formulations, deep frozen, freeze dreid, and live foods all excepted. Crickets or feeders can be used as a treat.

    Sexing and breeding: Sexing unknown. Will lay eggs scattered among vegetation. Hatching takes one and a half days.

    Comments: Aggressive predator, should be kept in school of at least 5 and prefferably larger groups. Only kept with larger, robust fish. In small groups, the fish will attack and kill weaker members until there is only one of the species left. This fish has been kept succesfully with Piranhas, especially Red Bellied Piranhas, but do so at own risk. This is a fast moving, active fish, and should be given a large enough tank to grow in (29g for juviniles, 55g for adults).
     
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    CFC Leader of the Fishes

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    invader I'm a girl.

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    some of my shoals.

    150+ and growing
     
  5. 34ilikepie

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    He wins with the same speicies of fish award congrats. :) These fish are nice.
     
  6. 34ilikepie

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    Beautiful colour and congrats on the 150+ I hope the population will exceed 200
     

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