Thursday, May 12, 2016

Best Schooling Fish: Platinum Rummynose Tetras

As many new hobbyist, I also wish to have a great shoaling / schooling fishes in the planted tank. After much research, I decided to have Platinum Rummynose Tetras (Hermigrammus rhodostomus) for my 2ft tank. And that is an excellent choice! The rummynose was really discipline in moving as a school, especially when they first introduced into the tank. I thought they were a bit stressed but even after few months keeping them, I still can see that great schooling behaviour.

Platinum Rummynose Tetras is a bit different from the normal Rummynose Tetras since they got very shiny sparkling body. The coloration of the "rummy" head and "cross" tail would be getting nicer when they get use to the tank environment.

These guys looked so pale when I first introduced them to the tank 
However, the colouration would get better over time :)
Overall, I am very happy seeing them schooling everyday. You can consider them for the next purchase of schooling fish. ;)

I had chance to record their schooling behaviour in this video below for your reference.

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