Many fish are real community animals, and the Rummynose Tetra isn't any different. They prefer moving in schools, making them the perfect addition to your aquarium if you're looking for a species that will make your aquarium look truly alive and crowded. With a maximum length of 4.5 cm, you'll be able to clearly observe these schooling fish as they swim around the bounds of your aquarium.
For whom is the Rummynose Tetra suited?
The Rummynose Tetra is, generally speaking, easy to care for, but it does have some requirements that shouldn't be overlooked. Not only is it very important that this fish is accompanied by at least around 10 of the same species, but these little fish love to swim, and so an aquarium length of at least 80 cm is certainly recommended. Nevertheless, both beginner and experienced aquarists will be able to find a place in their aquarium due to the low requirements as far as equipment goes.
What are they like?
In the aquarium, these great fish actually gather into a school. Socializing with other fish is no problem; the Rummynose Tetra fits wonderfully into a community aquarium. Shrimp offspring may be eaten, so these aquarium fish should be socialized either with very well reproducing species of the genus Neocaridina or, for example, with Sulawesi land shrimp, or with the much larger and more assertive Amano shrimp. Socialization with peaceful dwarf crayfish also works well with this rather strongly surface-oriented tetra.
The ideal conditions for the Rummynose Tetra
The Rummynose Tetra is best kept in soft to medium-hard water with a low pH value of approx. 6.0 to 7 and a temperature of approx. 76-84 °F. It is important that the nitrate level in the aquarium is quite low, as the Rummynose Tetra can react quite sensitively to this. They love to swim and need an aquarium with an edge length of at least 80 cm. It should be well planted at the edges, but also offer enough space for swimming.
What we feed our Tetras
We feed our fish a mix of frozen, live and prepared foods including live baby brine and black worms. We also supplement their diet with a mix of Northfin Veggie, Community and Bug Pro.
Our Tank Parameters
17 Rummies arrived healthy and have been happily schooling back and forth along my planter aquarium. Flip Aquatics exceeded my expectations: customer service & communication has been exemplary; they answered a lot of questions promptly and shipping updates were delivered reliably and my order arrived when it was expected. The product (my Rummynose tetras) arrived strong and healthy. I highly recommend Flip Aquatics and this fish is a joy to watch feeding & schooling behaviors.
Very healthy and full of energy!! Fun watching them stay in their group.
I received 3 healthy fish. They have great color and are eating well. I waited a couple of weeks to leave a review and they are all still alive and well.
I hadn’t been aware of Rummynose Tetra’s when I started to research fish I wanted for my new aquarium. I had aquariums when I was younger, but I had never heard of this fish before. But I am very happy I got them for my new aquarium. They are different looking, and very active and really are the focal point of the tank. The fish I received were all happy and healthy, and after a week or so I haven’t lost any!