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Just saw a video of these guys and they are very active little boogers. I have never seen these before and would love to learn on them. I read they do good in shoals of 8 or more. I have a 29 that is empty would this be too small of a tank to keep a group of 8? I also have a bunch of CA tanks fish ranging in size. Would they be good in those tanks without killing my cichlids? They are scale eaters is what I have read so would that be too many to put in a CA tank?
 

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Howdy, Exodons are great fish. They are one of the most colourful, active and interesting tetras in the hobby. Unfortunately their behaviour severely limits what you can keep with them. I would not trust them around any fish you actually like, as they do nip fish, tear scales and eat the eyes of other fish. They do make a great display on their own, but because they're an active fish that will reach about 5" they need more space than you can give them in a 29. From my experience you'll want a 4' 75 gallon minimum for their max size and between 15-20 fish. The major benefit of exodons is that they do not bother plants so they make a great addition to a planted tank, but be prepared to scrape algae as they do not always get on with plecos, though I suppose you might be able to get away with nerites.
 

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Darn , oh well thanks for the info.
 
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