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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Rummynose Tetra Activity

Hey TPT, I've had my rummy nose tetras for a month and a half now, and their coloration seems extremely healthy.

One thing I've noticed is that they seem very active before the Co2 and lights come on, but after everything comes on, they stay near the mid-bottom of the tank and are less active. They still come up for food, and swim around once and a while, but are nowhere as active as they are early in the morning.

Is this natural, or is it caused by either my lights, Co2 (I've bumped my CO2 up to a yellow dropchecker for the past three weeks to combat algae), or a combination of the two.

I just want to make sure my rummies are healthy and happy.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 01:20 PM
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mnie are always active running around in teh tank and schooling with the other tetras..

when co2 kick in, less oxygen in the tank so less movement...

i don't run co2

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 02:11 PM
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when co2 kick in, less oxygen in the tank so less movement...

i don't run co2
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mine have no fear of the lights. i also do not run CO2 for that very reason.

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Mine are always active - light's or no lights. I dose CO2 continuously.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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On a side note, what do you guys feed your Rummies? I've been feeding em flakes, and they'll come up and get them, but they aren't always too eager to come up to the surface to eat.
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Mine get both generic flake and frozen blood worms daily.

None my fish feed off the surface. They wait until it comes into the water column. So I soak my flakes/bloodworms and splash them in so very little floats...
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i freed a variety of frozen foods, including bloodworms, glassworms, and veggie delight(or whatever its called) mine will eat off the surface, and chase floating stuff in the tank

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my rummynose are swimming around in the morning when I wake up, and almost never stop swimming when my lights are on during the day. about ten minutes after the lights shut off, my fish go their separate ways and just chill in the dark.


mine will eat floating flakes and pellets, sinking pellets and crumbles, and will even pick at some wafers sometimes
not to mention, when i added them they devoured all of the detritus worms that were in my tank
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