High-Flow species?

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Which species prefer the high-flow aquarium layout? I know some west african cichlids, what else?
 

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Amazon puffers and avocado puffers love high flow.
Numerous gobies as well.
And of course hillstream loaches.
 

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Since I am mostly a cichlid keeper
The Central American cichlids of the genus Tomocichla, Rheoheros, Chuco, and Paraneetroplus
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above, Tomocichla asfraci, below Chortoheros wesseli
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From Madagascar
the Paretroplines of the Lamena clade, and the genus Oxylapia.
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above Paretroplus nourissati
A number of South Americans in the Geophagus genus, and especially including Retroculus
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above Geophagus altifrons
There are also many African riverine species, especially from the Congo like Steaticranus, and Telegramma
Even a number of Gobys, barbs and mouth breeding Anabantids that inhabit fast flowing streams (Borneo)
 
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Idk for sure but i would almost approach this topic opposite.
The only species i kept so far that didn't do well in high flow aquariums were silver dollar and guppies for some reason.
 

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Some tetras seem to like medium amounts of water flow.
I think columbian tetras like a high flow rate the most.
White and Black skirt tetras certainly didn't like high flow rates.
 

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If you want a small species of fish that likes fast flowing water, i would say go with tetras.
My experience:
Columbian tetra - high flow rate
Buenos aires tetras - Medium - high flow rate
Neon tetras - high flow rate
Red eye tetra - medium - high flow rate, quite skittish
Serpae tetra, reminds me of a less hardy columbian tetra kind of? seemed to like low flow rate

Fire mouth cichlid - Liked low - medium flow rate without hiding places or high flow rate with many hiding places.
I noticed that if a fire mouth cichlid has too much flow rate it will simply hide in PVC tubes.

Avoid silver dollars or guppies they seem like a very relaxed kind of fish.
 
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