Rummy Nose Tetra

Species name: Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Synonym: Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Common name: Rummy Nose Tetra

Family: Characidae

Order: Cypriniformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon basin

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) is suited for community aquariums.

Water parameters: Temperature 24-26°C / 75-78°F; pH 6.0 – 7.5

Aquarium setup: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) should be kept in a well planted aquarium with a lot of free swimming area in the center of the aquarium. They can be sensitive to rapid changes in the water conditions. Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) should only be kept in schools.

Feeding: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) will accept most food sources including flake food.

Breeding: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) are hard to breed. They require very soft and slightly acidic water to breed. Fishes that are aquarium breed are often easier to breed. They are egg scatterers and should be removed from the breeding aquarium once the egg laying is completed. The fry hatches within a few days.

2 thoughts on “Rummy Nose Tetra”

  1. Where can I purchase these gorgeous fish? I live in the Bay area, CA. Thanks!

    1. I have no idea local to you me being English n stuff. Perhaps someone reading may be local and have a clue

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