15g tanks stocking

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

  1. redwag1New MemberMember

  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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. redwag1New MemberMember

    30*30*60cm long

  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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. redwag1New MemberMember

    Cheers what about honey gourami with 6 cardinals how many platy could I have without the Cory's?
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would do 3, all males so as not to have breeding.
  7. redwag1New MemberMember

    Could I have cherry barb instead of something how many?
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, if you replaced cardinals with cherries that'd work. They need a group of 6+ of their own species.
  9. redwag1New MemberMember

    All male?
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Not sure on those but I think they need a ratio of 1:2 male to female. All male may work.
  11. redwag1New MemberMember

    Could you have cherries and cardinals?
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

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

    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. Et tuValued MemberMember

    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. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    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. redwag1New MemberMember

    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. redwag1New MemberMember

    Sorry that's meant to say disease free healthy one
  18. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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  19. redwag1New MemberMember

    Could I do 2 honey gourami?
  20. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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