Gourami In A 15 Gallon Tank?

Discussion in 'Gouramis' started by Noviceguy15, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Noviceguy15New MemberMember

    Are any gouramis suitable for a 15 gallon tank?
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Only one that would work is a sparkling gourami.

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  3. Noviceguy15New MemberMember

    Why not a honey gourami? Even if it was the only fish in the tank?
  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Imo a honey gourami would be ok in a 15 gallon with a school of small fish such as ember tetras
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I second the honey gourami - small and peaceful! I would also suggest a single dwarf gourami - with no other fish in the tank. DGs are max around 2" like the honey, and I think they would do okay solo in a 15 gal. Others might disagree, but I think it can be done and they stay healthy!
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
  7. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Standard 15 gallon is 24x12x12; I am unaware of any other 15 gallon shapes.

    There are a great number of Gouramis that could be kept in a 15. I like Pseudosphromenus dayi, but it's almost impossible to find these days, and Ps. cupanus isn't much easier. Any of the Trichopsis species or Licorice Gouramis (Genus Parosphromenus) would fit, though the latter are very tricky to care for. As mentioned, Trichogaster chuna and lalia will fit as well.
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    There's also a 15 gallon column style tank I believe. I was wondering if this was a standard or a column or something else.