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Tight schooling fish for unheated hard h20

Title says it all- I have some tiger and rosy barbs in a 75g, corys at the bottom. Water is unheated and off the charts hard. I have white clouds in another tanks already, and haven't had luck with tetras (prolly cause of the hardness?) so... danios? Do they shoal nicely? Open to suggestions!
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CPD or zebra danios are both good choices from what I have heard.
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CPD can survive cold temperature?
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yes as long as it doesnt get too far below 70 degrees F
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Serpae tetras can survive 60˚F water and are bombproof when it comes to hardness.

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I started a small 5 gallon, unheated tank about 2 years ago with 3 black skirts and I have them still, but in my 20H.

temporary tanks for the time being...
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Title says it all- I have some tiger and rosy barbs in a 75g, corys at the bottom. Water is unheated and off the charts hard. I have white clouds in another tanks already, and haven't had luck with tetras (prolly cause of the hardness?) so... danios? Do they shoal nicely? Open to suggestions!
why not just heat the water... you can get heaters for 20 bucks..

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why not just heat the water... you can get heaters for 20 bucks..
probably spend more on the fiish then you would pay for a decent heater.
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CPD can survive cold temperature?
My CPDs wouldn't breed with the water HOTTER than 65 degrees. They die near 80 for me.
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You can always get some White Cloud Mountain Minnows. They shoal, though, but were always in a tight bunch when I had them. They love some current to swim against as well.

Edit: just saw that you said you already have these fish haha.

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