|| Hemigrammus bleheri
||Rummy-Nose Tetra, Firehead tetra
|| There are actually three species of tetras that
are commonly sold as "Rummy-nosed Tetras", Hemigrammus bleheri,
Hemigrammus rhodostomus from the lower Amazon River basin and
Orinoco River basin and what is more commonly known as the "False
Rummy-nosed Tetra" Petitella georgiae from the upper Amazon River
basin in Peru.
||Up to 1.5 inches (3.6 cm)
||SOUTH AMERICA: Negro and Meta River basins.
|Min Tank Size:
||15 gallons or larger for schools.
||Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen
||Peaceful and active schooling fish, should be kept
in groups of 6 or more.
||Water Chemistry not critical once acclimated, Temperature
74 - 82°F (23 – 29°C) pH 6.0-7.5 dH range: 6 - 15
||Senistive to water changes.
||Good, likes well established tanks. Keep in schools
with other small fish.