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Lupin 01-26-2007 03:46 AM

Learn the truth behind the tetra species
 
Hi all.:wave:

I created this topic in the hopes that we won't easily confused all three species of rummy-nose tetras and pssobily other tetra species too.
Click here for information.
http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2546
http://www.characin.com/carey/articl...rummynose.html
http://www.characin.com/carey/articl...mmynose_2.html
These sites are the only sites I find to have very informative articles regarding the differences of those species of rummies.

Note that the spelling of the false rummy-nose's scientific name I believe is indeed Petitella georgiae, not georgia.

Oh, and I have yet to know the truth behind the existence of albino morphs. I might consider buying a batch of those so-called albinos some time soon and see their full coloration as the coloration is hardly visible in the lfs' tank. They are very expensive but who knows I still like them.:thumbsup:

If you have some sites about distinguishing other tetra species aside from the rummy-nose, gladly post them here.:thumbsup: But abide by the rule that no links containing message boards will be allowed.:)

KishFeeper 01-26-2007 03:50 AM

Thank you blue :D this is perfect

flatcam1 01-26-2007 03:54 AM

Thanks blue, :D

Those so called albino rummies could be dyed.... :shock:

Or they could be some sort of new Variety of them. i've never heard of them so i wouldn't be much help.

Has anyone else had experiences with this new variety? :?

The links are very informative and helpful too....:D

Lupin 04-20-2007 04:20 AM

I forgot to post here the pictures of my rummy-nose tetras as I had promised before.:) My apologies for the quality of the photos.:oops:
These rummies are quite hardy and compared to the original ones I had, these ones are living in my tank quite well.8) I have only two here out of six as the four did not make it to the first 24 hours in the tank. It's been almost three months since the last post in this thread.:)

Information for color morphs is available here.
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3216

Credit of thanks goes to Tophat665 for identifying the exact color morph of the rummy-nose tetras.:)

Leucistic False Rummy-nose Tetras
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_...IMG_0287_3.jpg
This pic shows a female rummy-nose tetra loaded with eggs. Unfortunately, I have not shown any interest to breed them and leave them to spawn in my community tank.:P

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_...IMG_0288_2.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_...IMG_0289_2.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_...IMG_0290_2.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_...IMG_0291_2.jpg

The-Wolf 04-20-2007 06:17 AM

I have had rummynoses and false rummynoses, I've even kept albino rummys but in all my fishkeeping years I've yet to find the true rummynose.

I did have a spate of collecting neons and their colour variations
here are some pics of those.

std neon tetra
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/vorgon/neon.jpg
so called 'gold' neon tetra (body lacks pigmentation, blue line is faint or missing)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../goldneonX.jpg

diamond head neon tetra (selectivly bread so the neon blue stripe is limited to a diamond pattern on the head)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...diamonneon.jpg

and the rare lutino neon tetra (Lutinos are described as body lacks pigmentation however the eyes are blue, there may or may not be ghost colours seen at certain angles)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...utinoneon1.jpg

Lupin 04-20-2007 06:21 AM

Very nice collection, The-Wolf.:welldone:

Biarsha 04-20-2007 06:55 AM

Nice looking tetras :D

Lupin 06-01-2007 02:02 AM

Emperor Tetra and Kerri Tetra
Differences will be noted here in case someone confuses both species.;) The anal fin should be your key to distinguishing their differences.

Scientific Name
Emperor Tetra: Nematobrycon palmeri
Kerri Tetra: Inpaichthys kerri

Adipose Fin
Emperor Tetra: absent
Kerri Tetra: present

Temperament
Emperor Tetra: slightly aggressive
Kerri Tetra: generally peaceful; pecking order is done only occasionally based on observation

Care Level
Emperor Tetra: easy
Kerri Tetra: easy

Both will reach 4-5 cm. Don't be surprised if you find to yourself that they can adapt rather quickly to your tank and try to get their lion's share for food. Feed them sparingly and make sure the rest of the fish are getting their share. Never keep them with very boisterous fish.

tophat665 12-26-2008 09:41 PM

Hey, Lupin. Thanks for the lowdown on the three rummies. I was able to find that mine are H. bleheri. Wondermous little fishies, they are, like one big fish in 10 tiny bodies. Now that's what I call schooling.


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