Above: The picture above shows a nice mature male premium quality Exodon Paradoxus about 2" long, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we rarely see Premium Fish like this one in any of the live fish stores or in the online fish stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
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Origin: This fish's ancestors lived in the Amazon in Brazil. But now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: males can grow to be about 6" long including their tails. The females are smaller.
Behaviors: This fish is active and males will quarrel with each other but don't do much harm.
Compatibility: There are practically no fish that will do well with this species, which is a scale eater that bites on all types of fish.
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Temperature: They can live pretty well from about 72 to 80-degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable at about 75 to 78-degrees F.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes and Pellets. When young and small feed them flakes or very small pellets. When bigger feed them small pellets.
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Water Conditions: This fish seems to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US has a higher pH and is hard but seems to be OK for this fish. So it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
If you want to spawn them, try slowly diluting their water with distilled water in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8. We ship them in this water.
Aquarium Size: It is probably best to house these fish in at least a 40-gallon aquarium, when they're small.
But eventually they'll need an aquarium with at least 60-gallons, and more is better.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.