Bucktooth Tetra (EXODON PARADOXUS)
Bucktooth Tetra (EXODON PARADOXUS)

Bucktooth Tetra (EXODON PARADOXUS)

Country of Origin: 🇨🇴Colombia
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Bucktooth Tetra (Exodon Paradoxus)

General Background

Bucktooth Tetras (Exodon Paradoxus) are exotic fish that originated in the Amazon River Basin. They have gorgeous tan scales that exhibit an eye-catching goldish-green shimmer stretching across its midline, with two distinctive black spots on its side and tail. It also sports reddish-orange highlights on its fins.

 

These fascinating fishes aren’t your average tetra. They are highly aggressive and don’t get along with others, most preying upon small fish and eating scales and eyes of larger ones. They aren’t afraid to defend their territory, making them poor tankmates to fish outside their species.

Bucktooth Tetras may not get along with other species, but they thrive in groups of eight or more. They’re schooling fish and need a minimum of six companions to live happy and healthy lives. They tend to act more aggressively towards each other if they are in groups smaller than six.

 

Also, try buying them all at the same time and get ones that are similar in size. They view smaller Bucktooth Tetras as prey and will attack them and newly introduced fish. Bucktooth Tetras also need a 40-gallon tank or larger to live comfortably, as their aggression will worsen if they don’t have an adequate-sized aquarium.

Tankmates

Since Bucktooth Tetras (Exodon Paradoxus) are extraordinarily aggressive, they don’t make great tankmates. They attack other community fish regardless of their size. However, they don't fare well alone. They require at least six other Bucktooth Tetras and work best in schools of eight or more. Just make sure you have at least a 40-gallon tank to give them plenty of swim space.

Feeds

Although Bucktooth Tetras feast on other fish, they are technically omnivorous. They feed on both meat-based and plant-based foods ranging from bloodworms to veggie flakes. They’ll even eat some of the aquarium's flora if they get hungry enough. However, they do enjoy hiding in plants, so we recommend sprinkling a few around the tank to keep them satisfied.

FAQs

How do you breed a Bucktooth Tetra?

Breeding captive Bucktooth Tetra is exceedingly difficult. However, it isn’t impossible. Try to put a few males and females together and see if they mate. If the female lays eggs, separate them in another tank to avoid the parents eating them before they hatch.

How many teeth does a Bucktooth Tetra have?

Although their name implies Bucktooth Tetras (Exodon Paradoxus) have sharp and ferocious teeth, they don’t display any signs of actual teeth.

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.