False Rummynose Tetra (Petitella georgiae)

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False Rummynose Tetra

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False Rummynose Tetra

Petitella georgiae

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5-6.4 cm (2-2.5")




5.0 - 6.0

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-6 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

The female is plumper than the male.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish best kept in shoals of 5 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

This fish can be exceptionally sensitive to water parameters and disease, keep in mature tanks only. They do best in acidic or peat-filtered water with hiding places and dense planting.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful mid-swimming active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A striking little fish with a silver body, black and white barred tail and a vivid red nose, giving the fish it's common name. Can be easily mistaken for Hemigrammus rhodostomus or Hemigrammus bleheri. H. bleheri has more red on its nose, extending past the gill plates, than P. georgiae or H. rhodostomus.

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