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small fish, high flow?

Can anyone recommend to me fish that can handle strong flow? I'm looking to stock a 90p that will have an eheim 2074 powering it. The smaller the better!

Ideally I wanted to use chili rasboras, but have read that they would likely not do well with a lot of flow.

I'm also exploring the idea of pseudomogil (sp) rainbows.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 02:37 PM
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Pseudomogil would be way more attractive than Rasboaras, in my opinion. Way more striking.

That said - you should check out the Boraras species Rachel/msjinkzd has in stock. Some of them would be perfect. I don't think flow would be too much of an issue.
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are the pseudo's too flamboyant that I wouldn't be able to do both? I've read the chili's and similar species are very timid.
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Danios, most kinds, love the water stream. Zebras, Leopards and pearls are the most common ones. Plus they are pretty to look at and are extremely hardy.

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small fish, high flow?

Unless you add circulation pumps, I don't think you will have excessive flow. I am not an expert, but with a GPH rating of 394 without media, it doesn't seem excessive for a planted tank. I think tetras would probably be happy.
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Harlequin Rasboras would be ok too.

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My White Clouds love posting up right were my filter pours.

WC are feisty little suckers tho. Not 100% sure bout them yet.
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thanks for the input all. I've done harlequins in the past, they were on my short list, but I really wanna try something new.

I'm really leaning towards the pseudo's. I don't care if the fish school or not, I just something small that can make the 90p seem bigger than it is.
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Danios, most kinds, love the water stream. Zebras, Leopards and pears are the most common ones. Plus they are pretty to look at and are extremely hardy.
+1, my zebra danios will swim in front of my secondary pump and swim in place in front of the current for a bit before darting off again, so much fun to watch!
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I love White Clouds. And they love current. I think everyone should give them a try. They are absolutely beautiful under good light with good food (bloodworms). I've had them for years. I think they are terribly overlooked. Very active, not shy. Peaceful when they have open swimming space and kept in schools. A group of 8+ is really something special and unique. When the males flare, they are gorgeous.
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