Lemon Or Rummynose Tetras?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by leeexie-flowy, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. leeexie-flowyValued MemberMember

    I'm making projects for my 26 gallon tank and i'm indecisive about wich 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 :^)
  2. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    How long is your tank?
  3. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  4. leeexie-flowyValued MemberMember

    It's 70 centimeters or 27,5 inches
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I'd choose rummynose tetras.
  6. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    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
  7. leeexie-flowyValued MemberMember

    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.
  8. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  9. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  10. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Dwarf cories need cooler water than rummynose tetras, so that won't work. C. aeneus or sterbais would work with rummynose
  11. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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 dont 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.
  12. chickenghostValued MemberMember

    Rummynose are substantially prettier than lemons in my opinion. I do agree that they prefer warm water (which means I cant have them wop wop)
  13. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, rummynose can live at 25C. 25C is what I consider warm.
  14. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  15. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Aeneus cories would also work.
  16. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

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

    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.
  18. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    So make sure you have a lid
  19. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    Good advice lol. They are in a quarantine tank now without a lid and making me nervous. :)
  20. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Tetras are known jumpers, so be careful