Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by redwag1, Jul 11, 2015.
Honey gourami cardinals platies Cory's how many of each should I have?
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.
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.
Cheers what about honey gourami with 6 cardinals how many platy could I have without the Cory's?
I would do 3, all males so as not to have breeding.
Could I have cherry barb instead of something how many?
Yeah, if you replaced cardinals with cherries that'd work. They need a group of 6+ of their own species.
Not sure on those but I think they need a ratio of 1:2 male to female. All male may work.
Could you have cherries and cardinals?
No, imo because that tank is too small for both. You would need 6 of each, and that's too much imo.
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!
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.
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
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?
Sorry that's meant to say disease free healthy one
I would stick with honey gouramis. They're more passive compared to other gouramis also. Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
Could I do 2 honey gourami?
I would advise against this in a small tank such as yours. Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
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