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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rummy-nose tetras

Why are these guys so hard to find? Every where I go, nobody ever seems to have them. not LFS, not petco, not petsmart. etc. nobody. Do you think a LFS could order these for you if you wanted them?
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They might be hard to find because they go fast. Petco should be able to order some for you. They may only stock them on demand.


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I wanted to get a whole bunch of them. Like, 12-15. But, they only said like 6 come in at a time.
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Throughout my experience with dealers, they're highly susceptible to disease when mixed with other tetras that may be carrying something. Because of that I would contemplate purchasing them from larger chains that have most systems plumped together. That said, die off rate is higher than most tetras which may have lead to some of your smaller shops not carrying a good qty of them. The only store around here that always has a good amount of rummys isolates them in a separate tank ...as they do with other select tetras. Goodluck in your search!


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I suggest to get them from the wetspot tropical fish. My friend ordered about ten of them from there and they all survived and look great. It might be pricey, but I doubt you will lose some.
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your local LFS probably should be able to get them. All the places around me routinely have them stocked.
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I just picked up 20 of them on aquabid they were $1 each with $15 shipping with heat packs total was $35 for 20 rummy nose the sellers name is ADI fast shipping only 2 days let me know if you can't find him I have his email address he as lots of them and other fish and plants,I think he has a online store.
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I just picked up 20 of them on aquabid they were $1 each with $15 shipping with heat packs total was $35 for 20 rummy nose the sellers name is ADI fast shipping only 2 days let me know if you can't find him I have his email address he as lots of them and other fish and plants,I think he has a online store.
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Throughout my experience with dealers, they're highly susceptible to disease when mixed with other tetras that may be carrying something. Because of that I would contemplate purchasing them from larger chains that have most systems plumped together. That said, die off rate is higher than most tetras which may have lead to some of your smaller shops not carrying a good qty of them. The only store around here that always has a good amount of rummys isolates them in a separate tank ...as they do with other select tetras. Goodluck in your search!
I have to agree with all of this. I ordered 50 of them from my LFS a few weeks ago and they came in on Friday. I got the phone call at 2 telling me they were in and by the time I got there at 4 almost half of them were dead. Against my better judgment I took the rest of them home and after the 2 hours of drip acclimating them 14 more died and by the next morning I had 2 left. I went back to the store saturday and told him about the die off and we both knew that it was more than likely a bad batch. He will be ordering me more in 2 weeks and said he would order 100 next time and see how they are. I have been pretty good friends with the owner since he opened the store about 18 years ago and has always treated me good so I know he will make it right even though it was no fault of his. I would try to stay away from the big chain stores as rummies can be pretty finicky as far as tetras goes but if you get good quality stock to begin with they are no harder to keep than any other tetra.

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I have some, if you are local to Miami and want some tetras please pm me
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I just picked up 20 of them on aquabid they were $1 each with $15 shipping with heat packs total was $35 for 20 rummy nose the sellers name is ADI fast shipping only 2 days let me know if you can't find him I have his email address he as lots of them and other fish and plants,I think he has a online store.
where can i find this guy? I need another 50 or so.
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where can i find this guy? I need another 50 or so.
I just pm'd him on Friday after my loss to check my other options and he said he didn't know if he would have more until right before Thanksgiving. He is a sponsor Aquarium Design Innovations and his user name is tex627.

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Dont even bother with rummynose at a LFS. I got mine from wetspot, but it is kind of a lot. But i havent lost any so it has been worth it to me.
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Dont even bother with rummynose at a LFS. I got mine from wetspot, but it is kind of a lot. But i havent lost any so it has been worth it to me.
It all depends on the LFS you are getting them from. After all these fish all come from the same fish farms whether you get them at a LFS or from an online vendor. I do agree that Wetspot has nice quality fish but that has more to do with the way they acclimate them and the care that is taken before they sell them.

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I bought eleven from my two LFS. I plopped them into my one week old tank sans acclimation. I still have eleven, although they're fatter now.
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