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Old 02-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
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White Cloud Mountain Minnows come in different colors and fin lengths, they like cooler water.
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White Cloud Mountain Minnows would b ea good choice to add to your tank. They are colder water fish, and like the current. They would probably go nicely with your hillstream loach.
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Excellent suggestion - the mountain minnows with the loach and a high water flow set-up of some sort would be cool. You could do something similar to what is described in the link I posted or even something with an canister filter pulling water out on one end and putting it back in the other. You might need some additional powerheads to keep the volume of water moving up.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #14
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Right now I keep an extra power head on next to my hob filter to create more aeration, but it's not a
Strong current except in that spot. I'm willing to make the system more river like if I get more fish that would appreciate it and go for that kind of setup. I like white clouds in pictures, but whenever I show them to my partner she doesn't care for them, they're maybe a little too small. I had neon tetra for half a second even that would get sucked up by the filter unless I put a cover on the intake.
I do like Rummynose and zebra danios. They're not the most exciting thing in the world, but I like strong schoolers and with some kind of dwarf cichlid as a showcase it could be a cool set up. What do you think?
Also what do you think about hatchets in this kind of set up? If they're a no go I'd understand, but they have that oddball factor I like
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Do a German blue ram. They are in the cichlid family and are peaceful. You could also add a school with them.
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I love German blue rams, but I have one already in my other tank, he's a love nugget. While they're super pretty, they actually do require a way higher temp than the loach would be comfortable at, around 78-82
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I love German blue rams, but I have one already in my other tank, he's a love nugget. While they're super pretty, they actually do require a way higher temp than the loach would be comfortable at, around 78-82
That's true, forgot about the temp differences. Most fish are pretty adaptable though, so it might work.
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I think that high of a temp in particular would deplete oxygen and not be kind to my loach
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Yeah I really don't know much about the loach but I've been keeping jewels on and off for a few years IMO a single specimen (depending on sp) would do fine in a 20 long assuming you dont over clutter with decor. As for the loach size wise it would probably be ok but the temp req are pretty different.
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I do like kribs and apistos though
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