Rummy nose tetra - Hemigrammus bleheri
Scientific name: Hemigrammus bleheri
Common name: Rummy nose tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 8°N (0 - 142.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Feeding Rummy nose tetras is easy as they will accept all flake and pellet foods, a treat of blood worms is also welcomed.
Rummy nose tetra originates from South America, it is found in the Amazon basins around Peru and also on the Orinoco River.
The only obvious difference between the sexes is when the females are in spawning mode, their bodies will swell.
This species can be difficult to breed; this is mainly caused by incorrect water conditions making the fish sterile. The addition of spawning mops with the correct water parameters will aid the breeding, subdued lighting must also be used. The eggs are very prone to fungus, so all breeding equipment must be sterilized before use.
The normal lifespan is 5-6 years but there are reported cases of Hemigrammus bleheri living up to 8 years.
Hemigrammus bleheri is also known as the aquarium canary as its nose will turn pale if there are any problems with the water parameters.
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