Hello all! I'm in charge of captive animal care at the nature center I work at, and in the last year the organization decided we ought to have a native species freshwater community tank. I've got lots of experience with animal care in general and a moderate amount of experience with aquaria, but this large community tank is new territory for me.
I've currently got 9 common shiners in a 125 gallon aquarium. The shiners are roughly 6 or 7 inches long. There's large wood pieces and a variety of artificial plants (I've never done a planted aquarium... one step at a time!). I wouldn't characterize it as a stream tank, but there is current driven by a powerhead.
I'd like to add more fish of different species, but I don't know which species would be good tank mates with the shiners and each other. I'm also limited to species that can be found in Massachusetts.