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  • in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353522

    alviny02
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    I just read there is more than one species of hillstream loach, and not all of them have the same requirements. The butterfly loach will do well in a unheated tank at where I live, but a tiger hillstream loach won’t. But my aquarium is too small to install powerheads to blast the water, so I still won’t be keeping them. I have found many other fastwater species that can be kept in an unheated tank, but my aquarium is just too small to allow for high flow rate.Confused

    in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353519

    alviny02
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    also I’m not going to keep fathead/rosy red minnows as they will grow much larger than the other fish, and will therefore eat the shrimp.

    This will also reduce the bio-load of the aquarium. I can’t find the fathead minnows in any of my LFS’s either. The other fish I plan to keep can be found in my LFS’s.

     

    Thanks for the help!!Cool

     

    in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353518

    alviny02
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    yeah, I just researched that….

    I’ll try to make sure I have the minimum number of each species of fish.

    All these fish are schooling species, and I know that there is a minimum of 5 white clouds, 8 pacific blue eyes. I’m not sure about Ricefish though.

    I’m thinking of keeping ghost shrimp as a bottom dweller instead.

    Thanks for your help!

    in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353515

    alviny02
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    I’m also thinking of getting cold water variety pacific blue eyes,  they come from fast flowing streams in Australia.

    Also I might get some rosy barbs.

    Pacific blue eyePacific-Blue-eyes.jpg

    Rosy barbrosy_barb.jpg

     

    Laugh

    in reply to: Nee Soon Swamp Forest #353514

    alviny02
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    Boraras maculatus-malayan pygmy rasboras

    Trigonostigma heteromorpha-harlequin rasboras

    Barbus lateristriga- spanner or T barb

     

    hope this helps! These were the only ones I could find on the internet, sorry.

    in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353512

    alviny02
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    Fathead and white cloud minnows come from fast flowing water too.

    But I don’t think rice fish do, they come from slow moving or still water like rice paddies, though they are a hardy fish and can live in moderate current, but not too fast. Also rice fish will thrive better in brackish water compared to freshwater. They can also survive under the cover of ice with no detrimental effects to their health.

    fathead minnowfathead-minnow.jpg 

    rosy red minnows(colour variation of fatheads)rosyred-minnows-1.jpg

    Japanese RicefishJapanese-ricefish.jpgWhite_Cloud_Mountain_Minnow_.jpgwhitecloud mountain minnow

    in reply to: Unheated tank; bottom dweller selection. #353511

    alviny02
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    I’ve heard of them, but I don’t think they can survive in my unheated aquarium at winter, also it would be hard creating a strong single direction current in my aquarium as it is quite small, causing allot of water to ricochet off the other side of the tank, thanks for your help though.

    P.S: I actually spent allot of time researching Hillstream loaches before.Laugh

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