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Rummy nose
Rummy nose

Scientific Name: Hemigrammus rodosthomus

Origin: Colombia, Brazil

Family: Characidae

Other Names: Hemigrammus bleheri, Rummynose Tetra

Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 28 ℃

pH: 6.3 - 6.7

GH: 4 - 8

Max size: 4 cm

Min Tank size: 50 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Middle swimmer



It is not easy to keep this fish healthy, because they need a very good water quality. They are very sensitive to nitrates. The water should be changed very often. It is a schooling fish. The aquarium should be well planted. You should use dimmed light and floating plants to bring out the colours of the fish.



You can give this fish small live food and dry food.



Breeding is very difficult. The water should be extremely soft and acid. They spawn in a school between fine leaved plants. The parents eat their eggs so they should be removed after spawning. The eggs hatch after 36 hours and the young fishes are swimming free after 4 days. They are very small so you should feed them very fine infusoria.


Compatible with

Blind Cave Tetra, Buenos Aires Tetra, Corydoras Catfish, Dwarf Gourami, Dwarf Neon Rainbow, Featherfin Squeaker, Flying Fox, Glass Catfish, GloFish, Kuhli Loach, Molly, Otto Catfish, Penguin Tetra, Platy, Pleco (Common), Sailfin Molly, Serpae Tetra, Silver Hatchetfish, Silver Tip Tetra, Swordtail, Upsidedown Catfish, Zebra Danio