Emperor Aquatics

By · Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Emperor Aquatics

This fact sheet is about Rummy Nose Tetra, Hemigrammus rhodostomus, which comes from the lower Amazon basin and Orinoco Rivers is not false Rummy Nose Tetras, Hemigrammus bleheri of Black River and Rio Meta river basins or georgiae Petitella of the Upper Amazon in Peru, Rio Purus River Black River and River Basins Madeira. My experience in the maintenance of this beautiful fish is mainly rhodostomus Hemigrammus, not the other two species, but much of the information on rhodostomus Hemigrammus, also applies to others.

Rummy Nose Tetra grows to about two inches (five centimeters) long. Life expectancy is about six years.

Water conditions

My own experience with Rummy Nose Tetra is not the same as much of the published information, and this fact sheet is based on my own observation. Note that you never have bred this fish, so I have to use the information issued for the section reproduction.

The Rummy Nose Tetra is a fish resistant suitable for a mixing tank of small fish. I suggest a temperature of 24 degrees C (75 degrees F) and a neutral pH to a mixing tank. This is very different from natural conditions of water for the fish, but the adult fish seem able to adapt. In the rivers come, water temperature is more than this and more acidic and very soft. If the fish are ever going to be used for breeding, which should remain in the water similar to of its natural lifetime. High levels of calcium ions can cause permanent sterility in the nose Tetra Rummy.

In my experience, is a fish tough.


The Rummy Nose Tetra is a fish school and at least four must stand together. Right partners include all tetras, danios all, most Corydoras catfish, most of the beard, and small and medium other peaceful fish. Unsuitable for fish share a tank with Rummy Nose Tetra include most cichlids and other large fish, aggressive, predatory, or require quite different conditions.

Fish required to interact with Rummy nose Tetras Rasboras include Harlequin, Lemon Tetras, Black Widow Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Emperor Tetras, head and tail light Tetras, Glass Bloodfin Tetras, Glowlight Tetras, guppies, Endlers Guppies, Neon Tetras, punctuated Catfish, Siamese Fighting Fish, White Cloud minnows and danios Zebra. Note that not all these are common companions compatible.


By nature, the Rummy Nose Tetra is primarily a feeder mid-water. They also feed off the bottom and learn to eat from the top of the water. Rummy Nose Tetras to eat normal fish food. In nature are omnivorous with a preference for live foods. The best food for them is probably worms live in blood (several species of Chironomus, aquatic larvae a mosquito does not bite.) larvae of mosquitoes (larvae) are also a good meal, but some of the other fish may be better at catching them than Rummy Nose Tetra.

Frozen bloodworms are a good food and more generally available live food.


The Rummy Nose Tetra is considered fish difficult to reproduce. A high level of calcium ions can cause sterility in this fish, so it should be kept in the water similar to natural conditions of all their life. This means that many of the Rummy nose Tetras can buy are suitable for breeding.

The rearing conditions are extremely soft water which is very low calcium at a pH of about 6.5, and for the effective implementation of a temperature about 33 degrees C (91 degrees F) and low light. Filtering on the peat or the use of a conditioner black water will help.

The Rummy Nose Tetra lay eggs attached to the fine-leaved plants, Java moss is a suitable plant. The fish may lay eggs in time, and fixed frequency at night. There is an avid egg eater, but most people to remove the parents after spawning.

The eggs take about three days to hatch. Total darkness is not necessary, but the light level must be low. The eggs are very vulnerable to fungi and aquarium antifungal medicine should be used. A high level of tannic acid (peat) will help.

Increased Fry

Baby Rummy Nose Tetras are one of the slowest growth of all common aquarium fish. They may need infusoria eat for three weeks before growing large enough to have something bigger. This can be supplemented in the diet of fingerlings of the best types. The fry are very susceptible to disease and care should be taken with cleaning nursery tank.

It may take six months for babies to grow enough food to eat as large as adult Daphnia.

Breeding this fish is for people who enjoy a challenge.

Steve Challis has many other fish fact sheets and other articles on http://www.bettatrading.com.au

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