Rummy Nose Tetra Care
Scientific Name : Hemigrammus bleheri
Common Names : Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra, Firehead Tetra, Red Nose Tetra
Care Level : Easy to Moderate and can be fairly hardy if acclimated properly. Be careful during water changes to avoid extreme fluctuations in pH and temperature.
Size : 2 inches (5 cm)
pH : 5.5 – 7.0
Temperature : 72°F – 80°F (22°C – 27°C)
Rummy Nose Tetra Lifespan : 3 – 5 years
Origin / Habitat : South America, Amazon River
Rummy Nose Tetra Temperament / Behavior : Very peaceful and should be kept in a small school (shoal) of 6 or more.
Rummy Nose Tetra Breeding : They have been bred in captivity and are egg layers. Requires water on the acidic side of the scale.
Aquarium Size : 20 gallon minimum (keep in small schools)
Rummy Nose Tetra Tank Mates : A very peaceful fish thats best kept in a small school. Try not to keep them with aggressive fish or fish large enough to eat them such as angelfish and Silver Dollar. Often kept with Discus.
Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease
Diet / Foods : An omnivore – provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and should accept flake food.
Tank Region : Middle to bottom
Gender : Can be hard to determine, female may be more full bodied
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