The rummy nose tetra, also known as Hemigrammus rhodostomus, is a freshwater fish species that is native to the Amazon River basin in South America. It is a popular choice for aquarium enthusiasts due to its vibrant coloration and peaceful nature.
Rummy nose tetras are relatively small, growing up to about 2 inches in length. They have a distinct silver body with a red nose and a black and white band on their tail. When healthy and well-fed, the red on their nose can be a bright, deep red color that adds a striking contrast to their overall appearance.
In the wild, rummy nose tetras are found in slow-moving streams and rivers that are heavily vegetated. In the aquarium, they require similar conditions with soft, slightly acidic water and plenty of plants to provide cover and hiding places.
Rummy nose tetras are peaceful and can be kept in a community aquarium with other small to medium-sized non-aggressive fish species. They are omnivorous and will readily accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia.