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Brilliant Rummynose Tetra | Aquarium Fish | Characin | NMS Aquatics
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Brilliant Rummynose Tetra

It display a variety of different colors and patterns across their body. This unusual mix of styles makes them stand out in your tank as one of the most attractive fish. These tetras are popular because of their interesting colors and patterns across their body. Most of their body is plain silver. Their head is a deep red which gives them their name. The caudal fin stands out just as much as the head. It has a zebra-like design of black and white horizontal stripes.

 

Brilliant Rummynose Tetra

  • Origin: Characidae  Originates from South America, it is found in the Amazon basins around Peru and also on the Orinoco River.

  • Care Level: Easy to Moderate  An external filter is advisable since rummy nose tetras can be sensitive to ammonia/nitrates in the water and external filters tend to be more effective.

    Certain water parameters are necessary such as temperature – 22−26 °, hardness – 6-15 °, and acidity – 5.8-8 pH.

    Light to Moderate lighting is a much as this type of species prefer.

    They are omnivores, there are lots of foods available from stores to provide them with a similar diet at home.

    Flake and pellet foods are some of the simplest options, these are designed to contain all the nutrients they need.

    Use flakes or pellets as the staple of their diet, and then give them additional treats once or twice a week.

  • Size: 1-2 Inches  The female has a larger, more rounded belly than the male.

  • Life Span: 5 Years  The normal lifespan is 5-6 years but there are reported cases of Hemigrammus bleheri living up to 8 years.