White Cloud Mountain Minnows Staying At Top

Quentin

I recently got a 10 gallon tank and thought about stocking for a while. I decided I’d try a school of White Cloud Mountain minnows, lfs only had 4 so that’s as big as it is right now. I got them Tuesday. Only one of the minnows will actually come swim around, the rest just sit at the top. Before buying I read they prefer colder water so the tanks at 74 right now.
 

MD_Plants

for my minnows, I have no heater. What filtration/ aeration do you have?
 

Quentin

for my minnows, I have no heater. What filtration/ aeration do you have?
Just a basic HOB filter that came with the tank
 

david1978

I would start with getting rid of the heater. Its unneaded. Room temp is fine for them.
 

WillR1496

when doing my research, I've read that white cloud minnows like to swim from mid to top of the tank. The one that I have now will rarely go towards the bottom unless there's food and he's following the tetras. So that sounds like normal behavior. I do have a HOB and I added a sponge filter to get the water moving a bit more. That seems to keep him happy.
 

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