Rummy Nose Tetra | Adult

1,300.004,050.00 /Pack

  • Minimum Tank Size: 15 gal (57 L) – A 15-gallon or larger aquarium is needed for a small school.
  • Suitable for Nano Tank: Yes
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 72.0 to 82.0° F (22.2 to 27.8° C)
  • Breeding Temperature: 79.0° F – A temperature of 77 to 82° F (25- 27.7° C) is best for breeding.
  • Range ph: 5.5-6.8 – A ph of 6.0 to 6.5 is best for breeding. This blackwater native is very intolerant of harder, alkaline water. Peat filtration is advisable.
  • Hardness Range: 2 – 8 DGH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: All – These fish will swim in all areas of the aquarium.

The Rummy Nose Tetra is a popular choice for live plant keepers and Discus fish keepers. The rummy nose tetra is very peaceful and can make excellent community tank mates if housed with similar-sized and non-aggressive species. These fish shoal, so they do best in schools of at least 6 or more and may stress if not provided with hiding places and plants. They have a red-colored nose and it can be quite striking to see a school of them swimming around a tank. The larger the shoal, the better the display. Don’t be tempted to overstock your tank though, Rummy Nose tetras enjoy having plenty of swimming space.

Scientific Name: Hemigrammus Rhodostomus

Aquarist Experience LevelIntermediate

Size of fish – inches1.8 inches (4.50 cm)

Minimum Tank Size15 gallons (57 L)

Temperament: Peaceful

Aquarium HardinessModerately Difficult