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Rummynose Tetras: A Guide to Keeping these Beautiful Freshwater Fish

Rummynose tetras are a popular and attractive species of freshwater fish that are well-suited for home aquariums. With their vibrant red and silver colors, these fish are sure to be a stunning addition to any tank. However, before you add Rummynose tetras to your aquarium, it is important to understand the specific care requirements needed to keep them healthy and thriving.

Tank Size and Conditions: Rummynose tetras are small fish, so a tank of at least 50 litres is recommended. They prefer water with a neutral pH between 6.5 and 7.5, a temperature range of 24-28c, and low levels of nitrates. It is also important to provide good water flow and filtration in the tank.

Diet: Rummynose tetras are omnivores and will eat both plant-based and meat-based foods. A balanced diet for these fish should include high-quality flakes or pellets. We have found that micro pellets or worm based pelletsare the best prepared foods as well as feedings of brine shrimp, bloodworms, or daphnia either frozen or live.

Socialization: Rummynose tetras are a schooling species and should be kept in groups of at least six or more. This will help to reduce stress and improve their overall health and happiness. However, your aquarium size should be the determining factor of how large your group should be. 

Plants and Decorations: Rummynose tetras are not known for being particularly active fish, so a well-planted tank with plenty of hiding places is recommended. Live plants can help to provide shelter and create a more natural environment, while decorations such as rocks, caves, and driftwood can also be added for interest.

Water Changes: Regular water changes are an important part of keeping any aquarium healthy, and this is especially true for rummynose tetras. Aim to perform a water change of at least 25% once a week to keep nitrates at safe levels and maintain good water quality.

In conclusion, Rummynose tetras are a beautiful and hardy species of fish that can make a great addition to any home aquarium. With proper care, they will thrive and bring years of enjoyment. Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or a beginner, these fish are definitely worth considering for your next aquarium setup.

If you would like to learn more about these amazing little fish, you can have a look here

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