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post #21 of 26 Old 03-20-2007, 08:51 PM
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Arent rummy nose tetras a bit harder to care for? Dont they require a certain PH or something?

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Arent rummy nose tetras a bit harder to care for? Dont they require a certain PH or something?
They do not require certain pH at all but these fish can be quite sensitive to ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. These fish are also likely to be stressed and mortality rate during transport is often high however once they are acclimated, these fish can be very hardy and will live very long.:)

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Arent rummy nose tetras a bit harder to care for? Dont they require a certain PH or something?
They do not require certain pH at all but these fish can be quite sensitive to ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. These fish are also likely to be stressed and mortality rate during transport is often high however once they are acclimated, these fish can be very hardy and will live very long.:)
Oh, okies, thank you! I remember I wanted to start out with Rummynose Tetras, then found out I shouldnt. But now ill remember this for when I start a new tank :D

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post #24 of 26 Old 03-21-2007, 12:57 PM
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Mine have always been aggressive. I'm planning on adding one soon to my 55g. They do get large too I have a friend with 3 of them and they are about 6 inches and beefy looking. At that size they don't seem aggressive. They are actually skittish in his tank.
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gonna be picking mine up this weekend most likely

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this has been my experience. Red Tails are my fav fish. I've kept them for many years until about a year ago when I moved cross country, and I plan on getting them again.....
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These fish are awesome and though they may be a bit more complicated for a beginner, I highly reccomend them.
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I want to say that this is one of the very best posts I've seen here. Well written and very informative. While I do not have a place for an RTBS in any of my tanks just now, I will certainly keep them in mind as a fish for the future.

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