Species name: Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Synonym: Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Common name: Rummy Nose Tetra
Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches
Origin: Amazon basin
Company: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) is suited for community aquariums.
Water parameters: Temperature 24-26°C / 75-78°F; pH 6.0 – 7.5
Aquarium setup: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) should be kept in a well planted aquarium with a lot of free swimming area in the center of the aquarium. They can be sensitive to rapid changes in the water conditions. Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) should only be kept in schools.
Feeding: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) will accept most food sources including flake food.
Breeding: Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Rummy Nose Tetra) are hard to breed. They require very soft and slightly acidic water to breed. Fishes that are aquarium breed are often easier to breed. They are egg scatterers and should be removed from the breeding aquarium once the egg laying is completed. The fry hatches within a few days.
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