Rummynose Tetra

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Joecoral, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    What is the current scientific name for these tetra? Is it Hemigrammus bleheri or Hemigrammus rhodostomus?
    Have they been reclassified, or are these 2 completely different species?
     
  2. Ed Seeley

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    Both Hemigrammus bleheri and H.rhodostomus are valid species and often called Rummy noses. There is also a third species Petitella georgiae that is the same basic colouration. I believe the species usually sold as Rummy noses over here is H.rhodostomus, but I wouldn't be surprised if the others get mixed in at times too.

    Here are the Fishbase entries for all three species;
    Petitella georgiae
    Hemigrammus rhodostomus
    Hemigrammus bleheri
     
  3. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    ah, so they are seperate species!
    thanks eds
     
  4. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Are you after some or trying to ID some you already have? If it's the latter stick a picture up!
     
  5. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    no, i'm after some, and when i googled them, 2 different species came up, so wasnt sure which was correct.
    turns out they both were!
     
  6. Ed Seeley

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    If you are looking for some you may want to look here; TA Aquaculture Fish Sales, SA Characin Thye're way cheaper than my LFS and look like very good fish to me.
     
  7. beeky

    beeky Member

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    TA Aquaculture is run by Tim Addis, deputy editor of the BKA. I didn't realise he'd gone into selling fish, I thought he just did fish food and breeding stuff.

    He's got a killi web site:
    http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Killifish ... /Index.htm
    which makes interesting reading of those who like a killie.....
     

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