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Firehead Tetra or Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra

The Rummy-nose Tetra Hemigrammus bleheri is a striking addition to a community aquarium. This beautiful fish has a bright red nose and a black and white striped tail fin, and it only reaches about 1 3/4 of an inch (4.5 cm) in length.

It is more properly known as the Firehead Tetra or Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra. Its other names are the Rednose Tetra and Blehers Rummy Nose Tetra.

The Rummy-nose is a peaceful community species. These tetras will do better and look best when kept in a group of 7 to 10 fish.

They look great in a planted aquarium with some free space for swimming.

Good tankmates are smaller rasboras, peaceful barbs, some peaceful dwarf ciclids, peaceful bottom feeders, and discus.

Minimum Tank Size: 15 gal (57 L) – A 15-gallon or larger aquarium is needed for a small school.
Suitable for Nano Tank: Yes
Substrate Type: Any
Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
Temperature: 72.0 to 82.0° F (22.2 to 27.8° C)
Breeding Temperature: 79.0° F – A temperature of 77 to 82° F (25- 27.7° C) is best for breeding.
Range ph: 5.5-6.8 – A ph of 6.0 to 6.5 is best for breeding. This blackwater native is very intolerant of harder, alkaline water. Peat filtration is advisable.
Hardness Range: 2 – 8 dGH
Brackish: No
Water Movement: Moderate
Water Region: All – These fish will swim in all areas of the aquarium.

Diet Type: Omnivore
Flake Food: Yes
Tablet / Pellet: Yes
Live foods (fishes, shrimps, worms): Some of Diet
Vegetable Food: Some of Diet
Meaty Food: Some of Diet
Feeding Frequency: Several feedings per day

 

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