My rummynoses keep hiding behind a bunch of stems, they've been in just over a week and they dart for cover the moment anyone enters the room. Is this normal or will they come out into the open more when they've had a chance to settle in?
New tank old filter/plants/decorations, did a straight swap over. It's got an eheim 2213 and the original juwel internal going so there's quite a turnover. Parmeters were fine last time I checked.jay said:Sure they just need to settle in, but are you sure your water parameters are ok?
Rummynose do need a very mature tank to show their best and a nice amount of flow.
I was thinking about getting some more, but I've been a little low on fish of late (waiting for the guppies my ex chose to die off so I could get some fish I wanted!) so when I went and bought these guys I decided to let the filter bacteria have a chance to catch up. I added 6 ottos at the same time and I already had a gold spot dwarf plec, some snails and some shrimp in there. I was thinking of adding another 6, but then I don't know, if I did that there isn't really room for a shoal of anything else and I'm not sure I'm ready to make that decision yet.If all is well then just wait. I've found them to be very smart too, for a tetra anyway. Mine recognize me like a cichlid would and come up to the front of the tank now for food!!! While my cardinals shoot off into the back.
10 is a good number but... sure you could get a few more in a 4footer. You won't regret it
jay said:....Mine recognize me like a cichlid would and come up to the front of the tank now for food!!! While my cardinals shoot off into the back.
Well I'm glad it's not just mine! Do yours come out more after lights out?Dan Crawford said:I'm having the same issue at the mo, i was thinking of adding some more "boisterous" fish, dunno?
a1Matt said:When I have had rummies they have always been alongside neon tetras. They always swam with the tetras, but I assumed they would do that whatever fish they were with.