new set up

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new set up

Postby 108scottb » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi all,im looking to set up a small coldwater tank in my sons bedroom,the tank holds about 50ltrs and has a fluval 2 filter and i was wondering what fish/stocking levels etc would be suitable for it.also how often do you do water changes etc ? Im hoping they are a bit easier as i have 3 tropical tanks that i need to look after aswell,thanks in advance scott
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Re: new set up

Postby Carylnz » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:13 pm

Whatever you do, don't put goldfish in it. They need something much bigger.
I assume it is about 24" x 12 x 12?
White cloud mountain minnows come immediately to mind. Also, zebra and leopard danios can tolerate down to 18C (as can golden and ruby barbs) so if your house is well heated and does not get below this then they can live without a heater.
You can get something called a weather loach over there I believe is coldwater? I do not know what size tank they need though. Looks like they grow to 12" so maybe too big.
Ticto (or 2 spot) barbs.
Something called a fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)? Don't know anything about them.
Sticklebacks?
Care and water changes are the same as for tropicals.
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