Thread: Cold water tank mates
04-11-2014, 04:31 AM #1
Cold water tank mates
I have a 40g breeder with 4 dojo loaches and 6 Neon Blue Stiphodon Gobys. I am also going to add some Hillstream loaches when the LFS gets a nice batch in. I want something that will swim middle to top level though as most of these fish are bottom feeders (even though the dojos are all over sometimes). Any suggestions?
04-11-2014, 01:05 PM #2
I'm guessing you'll have a lot of current in that tank to keep the loaches alive. White Cloud Mountain minnows and many danio species would fit the bill of a fast swimming, mid to top dwelling species.
04-13-2014, 05:41 PM #3
actually no not too much current. I have a very large bubble bar that runs pretty much the whole width of the tank and two aqua clears on each corner. I also have a 300gph powerhead that I run several times a week for a few hours each time but other wise it stays off. The fish like to play in it when it is on but its a little bit much for all the time. If I just had hillstreams and neon gobys I would leave it on 24/7 and use my river tank manifold that I built awhile ago.
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What about some mosquitofish
10-08-2014, 01:38 AM #5
My favorites would be either platies or zebra danios. Both will thrive at room temp and both are mid/top dwellers.Aquarist since 1995
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10-08-2014, 01:30 PM #6
I would go with platys,mollies,guppys,any of the danio and my personal favourite.........White clouds'!!When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
10-09-2014, 01:19 AM #7
You can try rosy barbs and / or rosy (fathead) minnows. Both are schooling fish, and you probably shouldn't have more than four or five of the barbs in a 40-gal. I have seven in my 65.
Acclimate all new fish well. I've found that minnows don't do well if they're not properly acclimated.
Glofish danios in a variety of colors, or simple zebra and / or leopard danios are another option.
Stay away from goldfish. Your tank is too small and would be too crowded with them in there.
Dojos are cute, aren't they?20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.