Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra
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The Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra , also known as the Firehead Tetra, a variation of Rummynose Tetra, is a very popular schooling community fish. Its red-orange nose and horizontally striped black and white tail make it a very distinctive aquarium fish. There are a few varieties and species of the Rummy Nose Tetra, and the Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra is very distinctive due to its incredible, shimmering silver body scales.

The Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra typically occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although it can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. It is safe with other peaceful, small fish. Adult dwarf shrimp are generally safe as well, but adult Platinum Rummy Nose Tetras may eat small dwarf shrimp and their fry. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates. Platinum Rummy Nose Tetras must be kept in schools of 6 or more. Since they are tank-raised, Platinum Rummy Nose Tetras are fairly adaptable, but their natural habitat contains soft, acidic water rich in tannins and leaf litter.

While not a picky eater, the Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra will thrive and remain very colorful on a varied diet of meaty foods. High-quality flake food, pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried meaty foods will all be readily accepted.

Name: Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra, Firehead Tetra
Science Name: Hemigrammus bleheri var. “Platinum”
Temperament: Peaceful

Max Size: 2-2.5″
pH: 5.6 – 7.4
Temperature: 70-80F°  (23-27.5°C)

Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 10 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 12+



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