Rummy nose Tetra
The rummy-nose tetra is a species of tropical freshwater characin fish originating in South America. The popular Rummy Nose tetra really brightens up a freshwater aquarium. The bright red faces go dull when they are stressed.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Approx. size: 1-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+
Temperature: 24–27 °C
Ease of care
Easy. This tropical fish is great for hobbyist at all levels however they do need good soft water conditions.
The main food we recommend would be micro granules or flake crushed up. As the Rummy Nose Tetra are small they cannot take big granules. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.
Community of similar size. They feel most comfortable when in a shoal of other Rummy Nose’s.
Egg layers. Intermediate. A dedicated tank with dim lighting will be required along with specific sterile water conditions.
They can live to anything from 4-6 years in perfect conditions.