Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Rummynose Tetra: Tolerance to KNO3?
I hope you can help me with two questions about Rummynose tetra. Never had them before.
1) I have ready many times that Rummynose tetras are good indicators of water quality. What does that actually mean in terms of Rummynose behavior/effects? Do they get sick/ich, etc. easily? Do they just start dying off if water quality degrades? Once established in well kept tank, are they durable/hardy, or constantly sensitive/tricky.
2) I dose somewhat heavy EI in my 90gal, now about 5 weeks old. I dose
15ppm KNO3, 3x
3ppm KH2PO4, 3x
17ppm K2SO4, 3x
TPN 20ml, 3x
0.8ppm Iron, 3x
GH booster 4tsp, 1x (tap GH = 0)
Excel 1.5x recommended dose, usually daily
CO2 drop checker light lime green
> 50-70% WC weekly
Any issues of this dosing for Rummynose? Particularly, would my somewhat high KNO3 dosing not go well Rummys?