Just to share a "new" variant of rummy nose tetra that seems to be appearing at various LFS recently, i bought a few batches of them from different LFS over the past few weeks to gradually stock up my tanks.
Here is a photo of them (best i could get with my smartphone camera, they swim way too fast to photograph properly):
The photo above doesn't really show the full extent of their colors... but as
you can see, their bodies have a much more intense silverish/blue shine
to the scales. At some of the LFS that i bought them from, there were
"normal" rummy nose tetras for sale in nearby tanks and i could see the
big difference in their body colors. The normal rummy nose tetras have
their usual whitish/silver body color, but way less shiny than the
platinum ones. The difference could be seen even from just a few meters
They were labeled as "Platinum rummy nose tetra" or "Rummy nose sp
platinum", and cost double that of normal rummy nose tetras.
I've been searching the internet trying to find more information on this
particular variant and it seems no one has posted anything about them
yet. This is the first time i've seen these particular fishes appear at
One of the reasons why i was never too keen on rummy nose tetras is
because while they have bright red noses and excellent schooling
ability, the rest of their body tends to look abit bland and dull... but
these platinum variants look absolutely amazing.
I do hope this variant is a regular import as they are quickly
becoming my most favorite fishes... bright red nose + shiny platinum body +
perfect schooling ability = best combination!