10x Rummy Nose Tetra 3.5cm
Common name: Rummy Nose Tetra
Latin name: Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Maximum size: 5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.5-7.5, ideally soft (dH: 5-15), 23-27 C
Origin: Native to South America, Orinocco and Amazon basin.
Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.
Diet: Will thrive on good quality pelleted food such as NLS Community Formula. Benefits from the inclusion of live and frozen foods in its diet.
Always buy a group of at least 6 of these, preferably 10 or more. They are one of the more tightly schooling small tetras, and will not do well if kept in insufficient numbers. Because they do shoal so closely, they actually look far more effective when maintained like this anyway.