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Hemigrammus bleheri 'Platinum' (Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra)
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Hemigrammus bleheri 'Platinum' (Platinum Rummy Nose Tetra)

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The Platinum Rummy-Nose Tetra, scientifically known as Hemigrammus bleheri, captivates aquarium enthusiasts with its distinct and vibrant appearance. Named for the conspicuous red blushing across its nose and face, this tetra species boasts an exquisite color palette that goes beyond its namesake feature. The body of Hemigrammus bleheri is characterized by a mirror-like silver sheen, creating a captivating contrast against a jet-black tail adorned with striking white stripes. This coloration imparts a simple yet stunning beauty, making it a desirable addition to freshwater aquariums.

Native to the waterways of South America, the Rummy-Nose Tetra is an omnivorous species that thrives in well-planted aquariums. To replicate its natural habitat, it is recommended to furnish the tank with live plants, scattered rocks, and driftwood. Like many shoaling fish, these tetras exhibit their most impressive behaviors when kept in a school of six or more individuals, creating a visually striking display in the aquarium.

In terms of care, the Platinum Rummy-Nose Tetra is considered a moderate-level species, suitable for community aquariums alongside non-aggressive tankmates. This peaceful nature makes it an excellent choice for enthusiasts looking to create harmonious aquatic ecosystems.

To ensure optimal health and vitality, a varied diet is essential, encompassing foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, micro pellet food, and high-quality flake diets.

One notable distinction of the Platinum Rummy-Nose Tetra is its brighter silver shine in comparison to the regular Rummy-Nose Tetra, adding an extra dimension to its overall visual appeal.


  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Colour Form: Red, White, Silver
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Max Size: 5cm
  • Origin: South America
  • Family: Characidae
  • Tank Size: 38L
  • Temperature: 22-28°C
  • pH: 5.5-7.5

Keeping these parameters in mind will contribute to the well-being and longevity of the Platinum Rummy-Nose Tetra in a home aquarium setting.