I've got a 30 gallon container pond this summer, with a filter and quite a few plants doing well so far. I was originally going to stock it with white cloud minnows, but I've recently learned about native North American species and am intrigued. It's been a little difficult to find much info about keeping some of these fish, however, so I would love any help as I continue to research like mad in the meantime.
Golden topminnows: do they play nice? Can they tolerate a cold water set up without a heater? How many would do well in a 30 gallon habitat?
Would a species-only school of rainbow shiner do well? How many? Are they peaceful?
Aside from them, would anyone be able to recommend another somewhat easy to find online native that would be happy in a setup like this, and numbers of individuals I could keep? Maybe another sort of killi? I'll gladly do one species-only if a larger school will mean happier fish.
Thank you!! (and, I should add that I plan on taking all inhabitants inside for the winter as ours get a little rough).
Edited by peachcobbler, 11 May 2018 - 03:08 PM.