Native fish for a 10-20 gallon?

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I finally managed to get my wife to let me get a small tank! I'm very excited as I've missed keeping fish and I was looking at some native fish to keep. What would be some good native fish for a small tank like that? Ideally I'd want a type of sunfish but they all seem to get too big for a 20 gallon :( any ideas for some native fish in a small tank?
 
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I finally managed to get my wife to let me get a small tank! I'm very excited as I've missed keeping fish and I was looking at some native fish to keep. What would be some good native fish for a small tank like that? Ideally I'd want a type of sunfish but they all seem to get too big for a 20 gallon :( any ideas for some native fish in a small tank?
A couple of Raibow Darter would work but they won't live long if water stays warm consistently. No heat cool room also micro bubbles can do them in. I personally kept a group of them for a couple of years but believe they probably could have lived a little longer in my cooler basement.
 
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A couple of Raibow Darter would work but they won't live long if water stays warm consistently. No heat cool room also micro bubbles can do them in. I personally kept a group of them for a couple of years but believe they probably could have lived a little longer in my cooler basement.
Those aren't around me. I was looking at a school of minnows most likely with a crawfish.
 
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Those aren't around me. I was looking at a school of minnows most likely with a crawfish.
I have a 20 long setup with rosey red minnows. It depends on the max size of the minnows. Also if Crawfish will get them while they rest.
 
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I have a 20 long setup with rosey red minnows. It depends on the max size of the minnows. Also if Crawfish will get them while they rest.
I know a crawfish will try doing that. I want a single somewhat large fish.
 

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Everglades pigmy sunfish (Elassoma evergladei) or Elassoma okefenokee would work, both are quite beautiful.
Stickleback might also fit the bill.
Those look cool. I'd have gotten them if i hadn't gotten exodons first, plus if i could find them
 
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