Cold Water Fish Recommendation

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  1. akhlaq768

    akhlaq768New MemberMember

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    What sort of cold water fish do you guys recommend which doesn’t cause hazy in the water
    Want the water looking clean
     
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    If the tank is overstocked and/or under filtered it will look hazy.

    Before any recommendations we would need to know the tank size.
     
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    Well, considering there aren't any coldwater fish that turn the water cloudy, your options are only limited by your tank size
     
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    That is unfortunately too small for even one fancy goldfish. I would look at white cloud mountain minnows, Asian stone catfish, rosy red minnows, or possibly a single paradise fish, though I'm not 100% on the paradise fish.
     
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    I think that white cloud mountain minnows would be your best bet in a tank that small. Unfortunately, fancy goldfish need at least 75L per fish. White cloud minnows are very pretty, and I think you'll like them!
     
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    The goldfish will over stock that, as stated, resulting in a cloudy tank. White clouds are nice. What temperature are you thinking your tank will be? With no heater it would be what ever temp your room is. Around 70-75F?
     
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    There will be no heater just at room temp
    Are those fishes above all suitable for the temp range?
     
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    You don’t have to do goldfish. They are messy and if you aren’t up for regular maintenance can cause messy water. I love White cloud mountain minnows. rosy barbs and some loaches can do room temp water. Also Some native US minnows are really pretty- I always wanted to do a rainbow dace tank but they are hard to find.. they need good space though. but also what @Dave125g said. Cloudiness depends on stocking..

    Edit: just saw the 46 l ..I first read as gallons.. I’d go with white clouds.. there are a couple of different varieties..

    White clouds seem sensitive to acclimation but once acclimated seem to live forever.. I have some that are 6 yo. any one have tips on increasing survival with new white clouds? Maybe a stress or temperature thing..? next time I’ll need to ask about store water temp and put them in a similar temp quarantine. Maybe floating them to acclimate is too fast if they keep them in tropical temps. Anyone else have mortality issues in the beginning with them?..
     
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    That's 46 liters?

    Guppies can go down to 72-74f
     
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    Haven't personally had any, but I haven't lost anything I've drip acclimated from acclimation stress (knock on wood)
     
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    All but the paradise fish. I'm pretty sure they'll need it a bit warmer. Are you gonna fishless cycle, fish in cycle, or instant cycle this tank?
     
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