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Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Common Name:

Rummy-Nose Tetra

Note: There are actually three species of tetras that are commonly sold as “Rummy-nosed Tetras”, Hemigrammus bleheri, found in the Negro and Meta River basins. Hemigrammus rhodostomus and what is more commonly known as the “False Rummy-nosed Tetra” Petitella georgiae from the upper Amazon River basin in Peru.
Size: Up to 2 inches (5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Lower Amazon River and Orinoco River basins.
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Peaceful and active schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical once acclimated, Temperature 74 – 82°F (23 – 29°C) pH 6.0-7.5 dH range: 6 – 15
Care: Senistive to water changes.
Communities: Good, likes well established tanks. Keep in schools with other small fish.
Suitability: Good

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