Centerpiece Fish?

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Ditto on the honey gourami. I would aim for a female, granted the ones in fish stores are probably too young to sex.

I have a female in my twelve gallon tank and it has never shown any aggression. Just make sure you have a place for it to hide, and they also appreciate plants for cover and to nip at algae.
 

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May depend on the rest of your stock. For example, if you've got a bunch of male endlers (or some other small fish like chili rasboras or celestial pearl danios) in a 15 gal, 2 colorful male guppies could be considered centerpiece fish!
 

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Ditto on the honey gourami. I would aim for a female, granted the ones in fish stores are probably too young to sex.

I have a female in my twelve gallon tank and it has never shown any aggression. Just make sure you have a place for it to hide, and they also appreciate plants for cover and to nip at algae.
It's actually really easy to sex honey gouramis at any age since males are the colorful ones and females are dull. There's a very good chance that you won't be able to find a female in stores since most people don't want to buy them because of their grayish coloring. I was lucky and saw a female in the tank that I got my red honey a few days ago. Didn't get her, but it was a cool find!

Also, even males typically don't show aggression unless with other males of their species, they're very peaceful! So if you want a really beautiful fish, I'd go with a male honey!

What are the dimensions of the tank? A honey gourami would not be suitable for a 15 gallon column, but I believe they are okay for standard 15 gallons as they have the same footprint as a 20 high
 
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