15g tanks stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by redwag1, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. r

    redwag1 New Member Member

    Honey gourami cardinals platies Cory's how many of each should I have?
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
    What are the dimensions of it?
    You would need at least 6 cardinal tetras.
    You would need at least 6 of one species of cory, mixed wouldn't work.
     
  3. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    30*30*60cm long
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    OK, yeah I'd do one platy, one honey gourami, 6 cardinals and 6 cories. Make the cories all one species like I said, and make it a smaller species like C. habrosus.
     
  5. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Cheers what about honey gourami with 6 cardinals how many platy could I have without the Cory's?
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would do 3, all males so as not to have breeding.
     
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Could I have cherry barb instead of something how many?
     
  8. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, if you replaced cardinals with cherries that'd work. They need a group of 6+ of their own species.
     
  9. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    All male?
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Not sure on those but I think they need a ratio of 1:2 male to female. All male may work.
     
  11. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Could you have cherries and cardinals?
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, imo because that tank is too small for both. You would need 6 of each, and that's too much imo.
     
  13. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to Fish Lore!!!! Good to have you here! :)

    Yep, basically what Anders247 said (sometimes that's the best advice I can offer lol).

    Cories need to be in schools of 6+ of their own species.
    Cardinals need to be in schools of 6+.
    1 honey gourami.
    1 platy (they don't have to be in groups, but make sure you get a male unless you want fry).

    Remember to cycle your tank! :D
     
  14. E

    Et tu Valued Member Member

    Your user name is redwag, is that because you prefer platies? If yes then keep 3 or 4 of them as a single species tank. Your tank is 24 inches long x 12 inches wide. I like the 6 or more cardinals and only one gourami stocking idea.
     
  15. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    I agree with Et tu.
    I think the question that you should ask would be along the lines of , How few of the following fish can I keep in a 15g tank and have a nice display, as an under stocked (or properly stocked tank) is much easier on all parties' involved, rather than the often asked, How many can I keep in this tank.
    Your tank will be lovely with fewer, but healthier fish, so err on the side of caution.
    All the best to you, rick
     
  16. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Are dwarf gouramis easy to keep if you get a disease one free local bred one or are honeys easier more hardy I've heard mixed opinions?
     
  17. OP
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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Sorry that's meant to say disease free healthy one
     
  18. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would stick with honey gouramis. They're more passive compared to other gouramis also.


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    redwag1 New Member Member

    Could I do 2 honey gourami?
     
  20. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would advise against this in a small tank such as yours.


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