Lemon Or Rummynose Tetras?

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I'm making projects for my 26 gallon tank and i'm indecisive about which school the tank will have, since it will have an amazonian theme, i chose tetras as the mid-dwellers, but doing further research, i found out that a lot of tetra species are fin nippers

I plan to have an Apistogramma as the centerpiece fish, so i'm left with lemon or ember tetras,I like lemons more, but what i'm really in love with are Rummynose tetras,I'd like to hear from people with experience in this fish to tell me if they'd be suitable for this tank.

I also plan to keep 10+ in a school,16 if possible, but it will most likely be 12
Thanks in advance :^)
 

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How long is your tank?
 

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I am especially fond of rummy-nose tetras... they are very hardy. I have had a school of a dozen for three years without any health problems.
 
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AngelTheGypsy said:
How long is your tank?
It's 70 centimeters or 27,5 inches
 

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I'd choose rummynose tetras.
 

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I think you could do rummys in this tank; I'd do 12 max. You could also do a bottom dweller if you like, such as cories or khuli loaches, or even a small pleco (BN, clown, or rubberlip) but you don't have to
 
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AngelTheGypsy said:
I think you could do rummys in this tank; I'd do 12 max. You could also do a bottom dweller if you like, such as cories or khuli loaches, or even a small pleco (BN, clown, or rubberlip) but you don't have to
Thank you! I'm planning on having a bottom dweller and was quite upset 'cause i thought i couldn't have a pleco in this tank (i have no idea why but i really love them).Now i'm a lot more excited to setup this tank hope that my apisto doesn't get nipped on and all goes well.
 

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Rummy nose tetras all the way they are simply BEATIFUL.
A giant school of dwarf corydoras may look interesting in your tank, I have always wanted to do that but my pocket does not allow me to do so lol.
 

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leeexie-flowy said:
Thank you! I'm planning on having a bottom dweller and was quite upset 'cause i thought i couldn't have a pleco in this tank (i have no idea why but i really love them).Now i'm a lot more excited to setup this tank hope that my apisto doesn't get nipped on and all goes well.
I'm more of a lemon guy myself, but hey, your tank your call. If you want a good plec for a bit of algae control I really suggest the rubbernose/rubberlip. Mine did a great job in my 20 for a while.
 

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BeanFish said:
Rummy nose tetras all the way they are simply BEATIFUL.
A giant school of dwarf corydoras may look interesting in your tank, I have always wanted to do that but my pocket does not allow me to do so lol.
Dwarf cories need cooler water than rummynose tetras, so that won't work. C. aeneus or sterbais would work with rummynose
 

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aquatickeeper said:
Dwarf cories need cooler water than rummynose tetras, so that won't work. C. aeneus or sterbais would work with rummynose
I thought all 3 species of rummynoses could do well at 25 Celsius. But I also know they are kept with Discus at high temperatures so I don't know. Sterbais are hardy and have a wider range of temperature so while maybe the Rummys can live with dwarf corydoras Sterbais would be a way better option.
 

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Rummynose are substantially prettier than lemons in my opinion. I do agree that they prefer warm water (which means I can't have them wop wop)
 

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BeanFish said:
I thought all 3 species of rummynoses could do well at 25 Celsius. But I also know they are kept with Discus at high temperatures so I don't know. Sterbais are hardy and have a wider range of temperature so while maybe the Rummys can live with dwarf corydoras Sterbais would be a way better option.
Yeah, rummynose can live at 25C. 25C is what I consider warm.
 

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And dwarf corydoras can also live at 25 Celsius... but the temperature would always have to be kept near that so maybe not the most flexible option so some will preffer a more flexible cory like what you mentioned, Sterbai.
 

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Aeneus cories would also work.
 

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What Apistogramma are you thinking of? That will play a roll in deciding the tetra if you are trying to showcase that fish.
 

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Lemons are my favorite fish in the tank. They school very tight and are extremely active. I worry they are going to jump out of the tank when the food hits the surface. Look even nicer as they age.
 

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OnTheFly said:
Lemons are my favorite fish in the tank. They school very tight and are extremely active. I worry they are going to jump out of the tank when the food hits the surface. Look even nicer as they age.
So make sure you have a lid
 

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Good advice lol. They are in a quarantine tank now without a lid and making me nervous.
 

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OnTheFly said:
Good advice lol. They are in a quarantine tank now without a lid and making me nervous.
Tetras are known jumpers, so be careful
 
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