Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Warm Water Fish?
I'm looking for stocking suggestions for a 7 gallon freshwater planted tank with low pH and higher temperatures. It's consistently at 6.5 pH and 82F (+/-1 degree).
I know it's a bit warm, but the only heaters that would fit in my tank can't be set to a specific temperature. I live in Minnesota, so even though my apartment is generally 70-75 degrees, I don't want to risk being gone all day and coming home to a very cold apartment and dead fish. So, low 80s it is.
The options I'm looking at are:
5 Neon Tetras (they like low pH, but the temp may be a bit high?)
4-5 Fancy Guppies
3 Female Bettas (Bettas are perfect for low pH and high temps, but I've had so many Bettas - I'd like to try something new)
Or a Platy or Dwarf Gourami
These would be the only fish in the tank (besides four little ghost shrimp).
Thoughts on these or suggestions for other fish? Thanks!