Animal Stories - Rummy-nose Tetra

Animal-World Information about: Rummy-nose Tetra

The Rummy-nose Tetra is a lively and colorful little fish!
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Timothy Thorne - 2007-11-20
I started my tank with four rummy nose, two fair size silver dollars, and an angel that was pretty well beat up by another angel which isn't around anymore. Within the first few days I knew I had to get more rummy noses. Once that color blossomed it was like a party in my tank. Two weeks later I went to the pet store and picked up two gold gouramis. They were out of rummy nose. Two weeks from that I went and grabbed 5 more rummy nose and I can't get enough of their antics. They school beautifully and pull the tank together wonderfully acting like mediators of the big guys, keeping them in line. Using rummy nose as dither fish in this tank of giants has been great, since they warn me when conditions aren't exactly perfect. Next tank...discus, rummy nose

Dylan - 2007-06-08
I have 7 of these wonderful fish in a heavily planted tank with 6 rainbow fish, 3 coris, 2 upside down catfish, 6 penguin tetras, some red eyed tetras, and 2 horse head loaches. these bred and now i have 50 of them fully grown.
I keep my rummy noses in an 80 gallon tank.
I feed them flakes and blood worms as treats.
I would recommend these fish because they are colorful and peaceful.

Anonymous - 2006-12-11
I have 4 rummy noses in a 20h. They are sensitive and will swim mostly at the bottom (and some times middle) level of the tank. They are sensitive to temp. changes but are hard to kill. I have had temps go down quickly over the weekend and they were half dead when i got back but after temps were in there comfort zone they were fine. They live whith 3 harliquin rasboras, 1 flame dwarf gourami (male) and 2 neon dwarf gouramis (female), 3 corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, 2 mystery snails, and 2 honey gouramis.

Amber - 2006-03-28
It is possible to breed Rummy-noses...I've done it by accident! A very clean tank is essential--when mine bred, the tank was quite recently set up (the rummy's being my starter fish). The males start chasing the females around the tank, and when the female consents, they make for some vegetation and spawn. Ours laid eggs on our Water Primrose...unfortunately, they aren't great parents, and we weren't prepared for the grand event, so they ate all their eggs :(

ed - 2005-11-28
I have 7 Rummys in a community tank. They Schoal very well and are very active. After a few days the colours are brilliant. They are a perfect mix with Zebra Danios and Scissortails and love the fast flow from the powerhead.

Excellent community fish, if I had the room I would double the numbers.

Anonymous - 2005-11-11
The rummy Nose tetras are great fish and I love them alot. They generaly swim at the bottom of the aquariun, and eat the food as the filters water stream moves it down. I also Have neaon tetras, and the Rummy Nose school and hang with them. I really suggest this fish because they are beautiful and friendly.