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50cmx30cmx30cm hillstream open aquarium
July 4, 2012
12:11 am
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senne76
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Hi,

I have an empty 50cmx30cmx30cm open aquarium and i want to make a hillstream aquarium of it.

Does anyone know some nice fish for in it.

I have 1 eheim hang-on filter (350 litres/hour) and a eheim pump (1000 litres/hour)

 

Greetings

July 4, 2012
8:17 am
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A small group of 2-3 Gastromyzon with a school of Microdevario above should make a nice display, or a pair of Rhinogobius perhaps?

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July 4, 2012
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I didn't know that microdevario sp. likes very much stream ?

What about this?:

1female 2male Stiphodon percnopterygionus

2x Gastromyzon sp /Hypergastromyzon humilis/...

6x microdevario sp.

July 4, 2012
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I found a nice movie about the biotope of the stiphodon:

July 4, 2012
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Think M. kubotai inhabits stiller sections of headwater streams, something like the Stiphodon habitat in that video.Smile

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July 4, 2012
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So i better take another schooling species? Because my tank will have very much stream.

July 5, 2012
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Hmm, I'd be wary about having too much flow in a tank that size to be honest - it might end up looking like a washing machine rather than a section of stream bed...

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July 5, 2012
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I can choose how much stream the pump makes. There is a button on for that.

Maybe I better take 6 or 8 Tanichthys micagemmae instead of the M. kubotai  or do they both like the same stream?

July 5, 2012
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What about this?

1 or 3 males 2 female Stiphodon percnopterygionus

Maybe a male and a female stiphodon rutilaureus if the  percnopterygionus aren't agressive

2/3/4x Gastromyzon sp /Hypergastromyzon humilis/… or another loach?

6x  Tanichthys micagemmae

July 6, 2012
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And maybe 1 male 2 female Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

July 6, 2012
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Do you think this is possible? Or do I need to take less fish?

July 7, 2012
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I asked the question on the loaches forum and they have approved this:
1 or 3 male 2 female Stiphodon percnopterygionus
1 male 1female stiphodon rutilaureus if the percnopterygionus aren't agressive 
8x Tanichthys micagemmae
1 male 1female Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

July 7, 2012
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1 or 3 male? That's either 3 or 5 fish when added to the females. Quite a difference. Are the s. rutilaureus confirmed as such? In my opinion your tank is too small for all that. My first suggestion would be to get at least a 24" tank, better a 30". But if you use this one I'd stick with jut one sp. of stiphodon. And scratch the Schismatogobius ampluvinculus also. There's just no room for them to escape each other and establish territories.

"A tank with base dimensions of 45 cm x 37.5 cm is big enough for a pair or small group but use something bigger if you want to keep multiple species together since males are territorial to an extent."

 

Also agree with Matt on the washing machine effect in small tanks.

July 8, 2012
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I think it's better to look for a somewhat bigger tank if you want to create a hillstream setup.

You don't have that much backflow in bigger tanks (Personally I never use tanks <100 cm for hillstream setups)

and you have much more choice in (combinations of) fish species.

 

I see you have an open aquarium. I'm not familiar with T. micagemmae, but I do have some T. albonubes.

And I know they can jump.

July 8, 2012
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Okay , if the stream really doesn't work out when the setup is completed , then I won't make a hillstream aquarium of it.

Does anybody have some ideas for this tank if the stream doesn't work out? Something special like brackish water or something?

But if the stream is right , what do you guys think about this:

6x Tanichthys micagemmae
1male 1female stiphodon percnopterygionus
1male 1female Schismatogobius ampluvinculus
 
I didn't know that the Tanichthys micagemmae could jump? Do I better take the danio tinwini or do they also jump?
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