Rummy Nose Tetra - Platinum


    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£5.95


Rummy Nose Tetra

The rummy-nose tetra is a species of tropical freshwater characin fish originating in South America. The popular Rummy Nose tetra really brightens up a freshwater aquarium. The bright red faces go dull when they are stressed.

The Platinum colour variation have a much more intense silverish/blue shine to the scales compared to normal rummy nose. The normal rummy nose tetras have their usual whitish/silver body color, but are much less shiny than the platinum ones. The difference can be seen from just a few meters away.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. supplied size: 1-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm

Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

Water conditions
pH: 5.5–7.0
Hardness: 2-15°H
Temperature: 24–27 °C

This fish's aquarium requires a heater.

Ease of care
Easy. This tropical fish is great for hobbyist at all levels however they do need good softer water conditions.

The main food we recommend would be micro granules or flake crushed up. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Community of similar size. They feel most comfortable when in a shoal of other Rummy Nose's.
To download a Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

Breeding/ Sex
Egg layers. Intermediate. A dedicated tank with dim lighting will be required along with specific sterile water conditions.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 3-6 years in perfect conditions.

As a responsible fish keeper it is your duty to ensure you provide a suitable habitat environment for your fish following these guidelines:

  • Ensure you meet its required welfare needs.

  • Ensure the fish is compatible with its new tankmates. Do your research - search online for similar setups and examples of compatible tankmates.

  • Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pond water is dechlorinated.

  • Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pond is filtering and running, and has been fully cycled ready for fish. For more information on cyling a tank click here.

  • Do not buy live fish as gifts, or for third parties without consulting them and ensuring standards are met.

  • Ensure your water pH is not too high or low for your desired fish. Click here for information on household water pH levels.

  • If you require further advice please click here to contact us.

    Livestock will be delivered using APC Courier - the only delivery company in the UK licenced to carry live fish.

  • Please check the AVAILABILITY (displayed in green/red above price) for estimated delivery timescale.

  • Please check that we can ship to your area. See note below.

  • Once your order is placed we will contact you to arrange a delivery date.

  • Delivery of live fish can only take place between 8am and midday on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.

  • Please ensure you supply a valid mobile contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.

  • Please be aware that APC will not ship live fish consignments when overnight temperatures are near freezing or below.

  • Please note: APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.

    For information on how we package and ship fish click here.

    We guarantee livestock for a period of 24 hours from receipt, afterwhich they are your responsibility to care for. Please be aware of these guidelines before you buy:

  • You must follow our acclimatising guide (provided in package) to safely introduce your fish.

  • Any losses must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Photographic evidence must be supplied in all cases.

  • Settlements for claims will be offered as store credit only.

  • We cannot accept the return of any aquatic livestock.

  • Shipping and packaging charges are non-refundable.
  • In the rare event of a loss upon arrival or within 24 hours of receipt, click here for guidelines to report a claim.

    In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

    Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

    All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

     Packet/Courier items    
     Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
     Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
     Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

     Pallets Standard (3-5 days)

     - FREE

     Pallets Express (1-2 days)

     - £39.99


    *EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
     Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

     Zone 1 (7-10 days)

     - £79.99
     Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
     Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
    Pond Plants (direct from grower)
    All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

    Please see our full delivery information page and terms and conditions for detailed information on shipping policies and zones

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