Tight schooling fish for unheated hard h20
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
fiftyfishes
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: mi
Posts: 8
Default

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!
fiftyfishes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
mitchfish9
Planted Tank Nation
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 886
Default

CPD or zebra danios are both good choices from what I have heard.
mitchfish9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
depech
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Santa Clara, California
Posts: 260
Default

CPD can survive cold temperature?
depech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
mitchfish9
Planted Tank Nation
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 886
Default

yes as long as it doesnt get too far below 70 degrees F
mitchfish9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
LB79
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,919
Default

Serpae tetras can survive 60˚F water and are bombproof when it comes to hardness.
__________________
"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"

–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings
LB79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
alipper
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 312
Default

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...
alipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #7
msawdey
Wannabe Guru
 
msawdey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fiftyfishes View Post
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..
__________________
msawdey
-Just another day in paradise-
msawdey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 05:31 AM   #8
jmsaltfish797
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: monmouth, oregon
Posts: 343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msawdey View Post
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.
jmsaltfish797 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
jeff721
Algae Grower
 
jeff721's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 124
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by depech View Post
CPD can survive cold temperature?
My CPDs wouldn't breed with the water HOTTER than 65 degrees. They die near 80 for me.
jeff721 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:39 AM   #10
ngrubich
Wannabe Guru
 
ngrubich's Avatar
 
PTrader: (25/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,032
Default

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.

Last edited by ngrubich; 11-15-2012 at 03:40 AM.. Reason: whoops
ngrubich is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012