Water bodies of each kind are often home to a variety of fish species. Perhaps one unique one that stands out is the Rummy nose tetra, not just because of the strange name but for many other reasons as well.
Scientifically referred to as Hemigrammus Rhodostomus, this fish has extremely unique features. It has a bright red spot on its head, black and white stripes on the fluke and a silvery body which makes it a beautiful fish love by most fish lovers.
There are two other types of fish with the name ‘rummy nose tetra.’ These include Brilliant Rummy Nose (Hemigrammus Bleheri) found in Brazil, and False Rummy Nose also known as Petitella Georgia inhibiting hard waters found at higher levels.
These rummy nose fishes are almost alike with very few differences that are hard to discern unless by a very keen eye from a specialist. Despite their striking similarities, however, they require a difference in care.