How to Care for Your New Exodon paradoxus
Aqualand's inside scoop on the buck-tooth tetra
That green airstone measures one inch.
Origin: Originally from the Amazon River, you occasionally come across these nasty little biters at your local fish store. They are pretty (and a bit unusual) but rarely get along with other fish for extended periods. We would recommend that you pass these particulars fishes by unless you can provide them their own quarters.
African Cichlids? You can mix some of the other nasty characins with African cichlids, e.g., leporinus, anostomus, abramites, and distichodus to name a few. So, we dropped three exodons in with some same size African cichlids. After a week or so, the Africans had all retreated to the corners. The exodons ruled the tank. The stressed Africans wound up catching ich. We removed the nasty exodons.
Name: For some strange reason, these guys are called buck-tooth tetras. I can detect no teeth of any kind on these guys. They are, however, mean enough and speedy enough that they need no teeth.
Bertrand Sant, Malta, November 4, 2009
Hi LA Aqualand. Your site really helped give me a brief summary of the bucktooth tetra and now I've got a shoal of 16 together with 6 banjo catfish. In the article there was said that they have no spectacular dentition. Well I've took some pictures of them and wanted to share them with you so that you can post them on your site and people could see the bucktooth's dentition clearly.
Before I forget, I've kept banjos with them because they submerge in the
sand during the day and re-emerge at night for food, so they're safe with these "mini- piranha". Thanks and regards,
A: Thanks, Bertrand. I'll add your pix to my Exodon page. LA
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