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Rummy nose tetra - Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Rummy nose tetra - Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Scientific name: Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Common name: Rummy nose tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 4 cm (0.79 - 1.57 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 29 °C (73.4 - 84.2°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


Their favorite food is live bloodworms, the Rummy Nose Tetra will also readily accept a variety of store bought foods in any form.


The females are plumper and slightly larger than the males.


Rummy Nose Tetras are egg layers. The eggs take 3-4 days to hatch and the fry take another 2-4 days to absorb their yolk sacs.


Approximately 5-6 years.


Hemigrammus rhodostomus is found in the lower Amazon River of South America in Paraguay and Aripiranga.


H.bleheri and Petitella georgiae are similar species that are often mistaken for the H.rhodostomus that we find in the aquarium industry. In fact, so close is the resemblance that many of the Rummy Nose Tetras we find in the industry today might actually be H.bleheri or P.georgiae.


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