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Trimar Aquaria and Reptiles

  • Rummynose Tetras-Diamond

Rummynose Tetras-Diamond


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. Theese 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 (plastic or real). They have a red coloured nose and it can be quite striking to see a school of them swimming around a tank.The larger the shoal, the better they display. Don’t be tempted to overstock your tank though; Rummy Nose tetras enjoy having plenty of swimming space.

Usually they swim around the middle levels of the water, however they might stray up or down in order to feed.

You may see them hiding among plants if they get stressed by bright lights or pestering fish.

For food, they are omnivorous so try to give them a varied diet. They will accept flakes, frozen, freeze dried and smaller live foods.

  • Species – Hemigrammus Rhodostomus
  • Common Name – Rummy Nose Tetra
  • Origin – Amazon River. Rio Negro floodplain, central Amazonia in South America
  • Diet – Omnivore
  • PH Range – 6 – 7
  • Temperature – Tropical 23-27°c
  • Breed Type – egg layer
  • Current Size – approximately 3.5cm (Grows to approximately 5cm)
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