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Rummynose Tetra

Rummynose Tetra

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.

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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

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.8
  • Gh: 6 to 18
  • Kh:  2 to 6
  • TDS: 100 to 200
  • Temp: 72 to 80

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Patricia Thomas
    Rummynose tetras

    Very healthy and full of energy!! Fun watching them stay in their group.

    Alex Gritton
    Healthy and happy

    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.

    Tim Reinold
    Fun, active, pretty little fish

    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!

    Lynn Seiber
    Rummynose all came in healthy and currently thriving 2 weeks later

    Fish, Plants, snails and hardgoods ordered from Flip Aquatics are always in great shape and healthy when they arrive. I have had next to no losses of fish, even when shipped in the dead of winter. I have purchased over 60 fish with only 1 death a few days after receipt.

    Isabel Igoe