Agreed on this. I've tried rummies before and they seem a trouble to even transport.:shake: IMO, transporting them to your home proves very tricky. I struggled with three batches.bettababy said:As for rummynose tetras, again you're talking about a "difficult" fish to keep. IF you can get them to settle in, they tend to thrive, but the hard part is getting them to settle in to begin with. Rummynose will be less tolerant of condition changes, much more prone to stress, and need extremely passive tank mates, such as the neons. I'm not sure I'd mix the rummynose with fiesty danios, as the stress of the chasing would be a bit much for them.
First-8 out of 10 died
Second-2 out of 13 died
The reason the mortality rate was decreasing is because I sorted it out to myself that the plastic bag should be laid horizontally to allow bigger surface area. This alone also confuses me at times.:shake: :wink2:
The other solution come up by the lfs employee is taping all corners of the plastic bag to prevent the rummies from trapping themselves which could easily kill them.
As for compatibility with danios, it can be done as long as your tank is heavily-planted. Thickets of plants give them a sense of security thus reducing stress which could easily kill them.
Another thing is they often serve as indicators of your water quality. Anything wrong with your water quality and their bright red coloration on the pretty heads will fade.
Pls be careful when selecting tankmates for them. They are often victimized by tankmates into harassments. I struggled to keep them alive in my tank mostly because some of my fish like the blue rams love to hunt them down and even kill them.:shake: 'Tis a great disappointment for such beautiful rummies.:sob: