View Full Version : Cold Water Tank.

03-19-2008, 05:08 PM
When my cherry barb fry grow up and 'move out'. The tank has to go if i want a gecko in my 15g. I know i'd be aloud to keep it if i got rid of the heater but that really depends. So i have a few questions.

Will Java moss grow well without a heater?
What Fish can live well in coldwater? (Bare in mind this tank is 6gallons)
Is there any Shrimp that can live in Coldwater?

03-19-2008, 05:45 PM
OK i read a few sites, How many Whites Clouds could i fit? Are there any shrimp that would work?

A few sites said Java moss would work, im thinking of having the tank overrun with it on lots of wood and stuff what you think?

03-19-2008, 05:52 PM
Yup white cloud mountain minnows can tolerate 40 F. I have five that live in 78F. And they do just fine just make temp stable and very hardy so they can tolerate the ranges of temp.

For 15 gallons i would only get about 7 they get about 2 inches big.

remeber dont add a female if you want tons of mountain minnows. I have 4 males and one female and it really helps with the activity of the males. They are constantly trying to show off to the female!

03-19-2008, 05:54 PM
thanks, its a 6g. I think i should start off with like 5 and see how it goes. I expect i probably will get babies with the amount of java moss i have, so i'll just feed them to my other fishes or something.

03-19-2008, 05:59 PM
the tank is 18"x10"x10" jus worked out its actually 7.5g like my other tank lol.

03-19-2008, 06:01 PM
In large quantities, and in a heated tank, ghost shrimp actually frenzy, and kill eachother, or so I've heard. Ghost shrimp would do well in a 6 gallon.

03-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Ok thanks!!!! Now to find some!

03-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Yup, sounds great do about 6 then. They are very active fish and love java mass to breed in!! and even sleep in lol.

Hope the info helps take care :thumb:

03-19-2008, 06:41 PM
thanks both of you!!!

03-19-2008, 06:45 PM
Have you thought about doing the Celestial Pearl Danios? They are a cold water fish.

03-19-2008, 06:47 PM
Its a good idea!! I think though that the only lfs they have them in theres like 3 left. I dunno if they'll ever get more in. Well im going there on friday so i'll suppose i'll take my pick then.

03-19-2008, 06:48 PM
anyone got any more ideas for some small coldwater fish