Rummynose Tetra

  • Rummynose Tetra: Striking fish with a vibrant red nose and silvery body, creating a stunning display in your aquarium.
  • Peaceful shoaling species: Thrives in groups of six or more, moving together in perfect synchronization.
  • Eye-catching beauty: Their vibrant colors and peaceful demeanor make them a sought-after addition to any aquascape.
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Introduction: Introducing the Rummynose Tetra, a vibrant and captivating fish that will bring a splash of color to your aquatic symphony. With its striking red nose and silver body, the Rummynose Tetra is a stunning addition to any aquarium. Let’s dive into the mesmerizing features and care guidelines of this eye-catching tetra.

Scientific Name: Scientifically known as Hemigrammus rhodostomus, the Rummynose Tetra belongs to the Characidae family and originates from South America.

Water Quality: Ensuring excellent water conditions is essential for the well-being of your Rummynose Tetra. Here are the key water parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 75°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C) to provide them with a warm and comfortable habitat.
  • pH Level: Maintain the pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 for slightly acidic to neutral conditions.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) of 2 to 10 dGH to ensure essential mineral availability.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) between 2 to 5 dKH for pH stability.

Feeding: Rummynose Tetras are omnivores and have a hearty appetite. Offer them high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Tank Mates: Rummynose Tetras are peaceful and prefer to be kept in groups of six or more. Suitable tank mates include other peaceful community fish like tetras, rasboras, and corydoras.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Use a dark substrate to enhance their colors and provide driftwood and plants like Amazon Sword for natural hiding spots.

Suitable Plants: Rummynose Tetras appreciate live plants, which offer them places to hide and make their environment more natural.

Sexing: Sexing Rummynose Tetras can be challenging, but males may have slightly larger and more intense red noses.

Breeding: Breeding Rummynose Tetras in captivity is challenging and requires a separate breeding tank with specific conditions.

Maximum Size and Longevity: As they mature, Rummynose Tetras can reach a maximum size of about 1.5 inches (4 cm). With proper care, they can live for up to 3 to 5 years, providing you with long-lasting beauty.

General Information: The Rummynose Tetra’s striking red nose and silvery body make it a sought-after species among aquarists.

A Fun Fact: Rummynose Tetras are known for their unique shoaling behavior, where they form tight groups and move together in perfect synchronization.

Add the vibrant beauty of the Rummynose Tetra to your aquatic symphony. Their striking appearance, peaceful nature, and synchronized swimming will undoubtedly make them the eye-catching stars of your underwater ensemble!


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