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Old 04-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Tips for successfully keeping Rummynose tetras


love these fish but read they can be hard to keep alive
Any tips or advice?
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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quarantine them first!!

this fish are always pronge to ick! I got two and didn't quarantine them....spread ick to all my tetras! kill 1-2 tetras.
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keep your water soft and in groups of at least 6 but 10 is recommended.
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From what I read once they get acclimated to your tank they are hardy. It's really only he first week or two that you may have issues. Make sure they have a bright red nose and are active and eating before you buy them
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thanks everyone,!!! there noses were so bright red and i loved how tight they schooled/swam!!
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They are pretty hardy fish, but they need a well established tank (6 months+) that has minimal parameter fluctuations. IME, that's the key.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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easy fish to keep. just buy from a healthy source that sells healthy stock. never had a problem keeping these guys.
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My 3 so far have done well in a newly cycled planted tank. 2 dozen more comming Sunday!
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My 3 so far have done well in a newly cycled planted tank. 2 dozen more comming Sunday!
you buy them online? if so, where?
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Nope locally
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