Also known as the False Rummy-Nose Tetra, this fish comes from South America. It has a black tail, which is striped with white, and a silver body. The Rummy-Nose Tetra gets its name from the red blushing nose and face. This species is often confused with H. bleheri
, which has a more silver body with no black stripe entering the body from the tail. A peaceful fish that will be a good addition to any community aquarium.
The Rummy-Nose Tetra can be housed in a community aquarium. Plants, rocks, and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding spaces. The Rummy-Nose Tetra is a peaceful fish that the beginner to the expert aquarist would benefit from having.
These will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary to rear the fry. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After the eggs begin to hatch, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry.
The Rummy-Nose Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and high quality flake food.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.