- They love flow, but how much of it? Is my Eheim e900 (about 250 gal/hour) sufficient or should I place a powerhead? If so, which one and how should I orientate it?
- Can I keep cardinal tetra's with sids or are sids too active for them? Will cardinals cope with moderate flow? What other colorful schooling fish do you recommend? What other tank mates should I consider?
- Can I keep them with dwarf shrimp (1" adults) or will they feast on them? I don't mind losing some baby shrimp as long as my shrimp stock stays stable or increases.
- What plants and decorations do you recommend?
- What other things should I know about them?
Personally, I'm thinking of transforming a tank into a sidheymunckey tank, so I'm quite interesed in the answers for your questions.Koeny wrote:Can I keep cardinal tetra's with sids or are sids too active for them? Will cardinals cope with moderate flow? What other colorful schooling fish do you recommend? What other tank mates should I consider?
However, I'm thinking of Y sidheymunckey and Trigonostigma heteromorpha, the harlequin rasbora. These come from the same water, as your Botias, but contrarily to cardinals, they prefer the upper half of the tank, not the bottomhalf which cardinals prefer where your sidheymunckey will dwell.
decoration - wood, flat and vertical, and some plants - Cryptocoryne in the middle and some Hygrophylia on the sides. And a few red stones
Ditto the other comments:
Cardinal Tetras are slightly light phobic and tend to stay lower in the tank.
Sids are among the mid-tank swimmers at times, more so than many other Loaches, but still, let them have the bottom half of the tank and select some upper tank fish.
Double check the temperature requirements for these.
most Rainbow Fish. Many Rainbows will thrive in hard or soft water, (their native rivers and streams vary through the year) but there are a few that prefer one or the other, so do a little research.
I would not trust them with shrimp.
Happy fish keeping!
There are some Anubias plants, rocks and driftwood.
I do have a powehead to move water in one section of the tank.
The Sids move from the current to the calmer parts of the tank and back again all the time
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