Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)
Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

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Rummy Nose Tetras, with their striking red noses and peaceful nature, are popular choices for freshwater aquarium enthusiasts. Their schooling behavior, coupled with their vibrant coloration, adds vibrancy and liveliness to community tank setups. 

Max Size:

  • Adults typically reach a size of around 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 centimeters) in length.


  • Active and schooling fish, thriving in groups of six or more individuals.
  • Peaceful temperament
  • Prefers swimming in the middle and upper levels of the tank.

Tank Requirements:

  • Minimum tank size of 20 gallons for a school of Rummy Nose Tetras.
  • Ensure a secure lid, as these tetras may jump if startled.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  • pH: 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water preferred.
  • Regular water changes to maintain water quality and stability.


  • Omnivorous diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Appreciates occasional vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or cucumber.


  • Peaceful and compatible with a wide range of tank mates, including other small to medium-sized community fish.