15 gal stocking choice

  1. bettanugget

    bettanugget Initiate Member

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    Im not sure what to stock my 15 gal tank with. It is planted, filtered and heated. These are 2 stocking ideas I was thinking about. Feel free to correct me on any thing that doesn't sound like a good idea.Or which one you think is better

    Choice 1:
    1 dwarf gourami
    4 white cloud minnows
    4 cardinal tetras

    Choice 2:
    1 dwarf gourami
    3 platy
    3 panda cory
     

  2. BellatheBetta

    BellatheBetta Member Member

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    All I would say is that cories, WCMM and cardinal tetras are all much better in groups of 6+ and so should/must be kept this way.
     

  3. DebsR

    DebsR Member Member

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    I believe wcmm are cold water fish, so you would need to keep your tank in the low 70s for them to be happy. Also agree with above groups of 6+ :)
     
  4. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Agreed. WCMM are cold water while cardinals and dwarf gourami's are more tropical. What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
  5. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

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    Assuming this is a "typical" 15 gallon tank (24"Lx12"Wx12"H) I think you could go with choice 2. Keep the temp at 76 and add 1-2 more panda cories to make 4-5. It was recommended to me years ago by a very respected member here (harpua) to go with 4 panda cories in my 15 gal and I've done it ever since.
     
  6. BellatheBetta

    BellatheBetta Member Member

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    I agree that sounds like a very nice tank stock.
     
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    bettanugget Initiate Member

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    Awesome, id also be open to any new ideas, also i thought the white clouds could do both cold and tropical water
     

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