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.
Theres a natural affinity between rummies and cardinals, so neons I'm sure to rummies make a fine compromise to a cardinal. In the Rio Negro they are always seen together.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.