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    Question Looking for Small Fish who enjoy water current


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    Hello. When I first got my 30 Gallon tank I bought two koi angelfish and two silverdollar fish. They can technically still live somewhat comfortably in the tank but are not really thriving so I am probably going to take them back to the local fish store where I got them. I have always been interested in fish that live in streams. I would really love to recreate this in my 30 gallon. I have aquascaped my 10 gallon betta sorority and things are going really well for the plants. I used that tank as my test tank to see if I could actually keep the plants alive and they have been doing well. I recently went to an aquarium in my town and they had lots of freshwater fish native to where I live (The Ozark Mountains). It was amazing to see these fish up close and personal. I would really love to create this for my home but I don't want to have to buy a 100+ gallon tank to do it. I was wondering if there are any smaller fish that would enjoy swimming against or in a current. I was also hoping that they would be able to school. Any suggestions would be great!

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    So just to be clear, I want to have a circulation pump on the right side of my tank. I have seen rainbows who really enjoy swimming directly into the stream. So are there any smaller fish who enjoy a stronger circulation?

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    What are the dimensions of your 30g tank? The surface swimming area makes a difference for particular fish, especially if you intend to have a lot of flow. e.g a 30g tall tank at only 24" long is not ideal for this, but a 36" long tank has more possibilities. Here's a couple of suggestions for the longer tank.

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...lia-lineolata/

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    Sue gave you some good pointers there as well as fish to look at. A lot of the fish out there are bottom dwelling algae eaters. So when you set up your tank, you want lots of rocks (of course) but you also need to wait until you get a healthy algae growth before adding any of these fish. Because of their constant need for food I would not recommend getting them and feeding them algae wafers or stuff like that to keep them going till the algae grows in. Here is a link to my 40 gallon river tank. Should find something in there to help you out.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117311

    I think you certainly can do it in your thirty gallon since I think it is the same length dimensions as a 20 long. However you will be limited to the smallest of fish. So my odessa barbs might not work for you. The White Cloud Mountain minnows are perfect fish for this. Small, easy to find, and love the current. Any of the smaller danios (except for the Celestial Pearl) would do well. I'm thinking, zebra danios or pearl danios. For the bottom of the tank you can use any of the swellia, gastromyzon, or psuedogastromyzon species. Again, they need a very established tank to do well.
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    Thanks for the help. I added Zebra Danios and I really like them. I was scared at first because the angel fish tried to eat them but eventually the angelfish found out that they could not out run the zebra danios haha.

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    If you decide to keep them, be careful of too much flow for the angels. Make sure they have places with less flow. Also, do not get any longfinned danios, as they will have trouble swimming. Any of the regular finned danios are great in a river-type tank. And be sure to get the pump with the right output - too strong of an output will tire the fish out.
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    White Cloud minnows love current.

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    Yeah I haven't installed a power head yet. I won't until I have acquired the hardscape that I want. I also want to spend some more time with them. I'm gonna hate to get rid of them but the wife said no more tanks. Which is understandable because of our small apartment. I'll probably get some more in a few years. :)

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