15 Gallon Tank Ha ha haa! Joy - I have fishes!

Georgie Girl

Finally. After two fishless years, I have fish. Five tiny harlequin rasboras and two cory cats (I think).

I have asked a couple of times for stocking ideas; that's how I chose the rasboras. I'd like to have more fishes but don't really know what fifteen gallons can take. Is there some rule of thumb for this?

I have no idea how to aquascape. I like these first plants I chose but I don't know what to do with them (and I'm afraid I'll kill the baby's tears when I take them out of the pots).

Thoughts (fish or scaping), ideas, other threads, links? Thanks!

Edit: I just read that rocks must be quarantined. I took it out. I hope I haven't hurt my fish.
 

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BigManAquatics

4 more of those cory cats and 3-4 more rasboras and you should be pretty good, fish wise.
 

Georgie Girl

4 more of those cory cats and 3-4 more rasboras and you should be pretty good, fish wise.
Thank you, BigMan. Actually, I'm looking for a little more variety.

Also, as a Betta Guru, perhaps you can advise me. I'd like to add a betta. Your thoughts?
 

lewk

Personally, I'd consider doing 1-2 more of each of your varieties (as both do better in decent groups) and a Honey Gourami as a centerpiece fish. I'm sure some Bettas would leave the rasboras alone, but it's far from a sure thing - I'd avoid one.
 

Georgie Girl

Personally, I'd consider doing 1-2 more of each of your varieties (as both do better in decent groups) and a Honey Gourami as a centerpiece fish. I'm sure some Bettas would leave the rasboras alone, but it's far from a sure thing - I'd avoid one.
Thanks, Lewk.

Maybe I'm too soft a touch, but wouldn't the Gourami be lonesome?
 

lewk

Thanks, Lewk.

Maybe I'm too soft a touch, but wouldn't the Gourami be lonesome?
The care guide on here says they're best in groups, but I've seen multiple sources that say a single one is good in a community tank, as they seem to enjoy the presence of other small peaceful fish.
 

Georgie Girl

The care guide on here says they're best in groups, but I've seen multiple sources that say a single one is good in a community tank, as they seem to enjoy the presence of other small peaceful fish.
Nice. Thanks again! :cool:
 

Noroomforshoe

You should really find out exactly what type of cory cats you have Because the size of the adult fish will significantly affect what fish you can add.
Cories are schooling fish and you should add more of the same species of cories before adding anything else. I saw a little catfish in your pic that looks like a panda cory, can you try taking a better photo of the cories?
I think you will be much better off without adding a third species of fish.
Congratulations on your tank!
 

Georgie Girl

You should really find out exactly what type of cory cats you have Because the size of the adult fish will significantly affect what fish you can add.
Cories are schooling fish and you should add more of the same species of cories before adding anything else. I saw a little catfish in your pic that looks like a panda cory, can you try taking a better photo of the cories?
I think you will be much better off without adding a third species of fish.
Congratulations on your tank!
Thanks very much, No-shoe. I'll try to get a picture of that black & white cory.
 

sunflower430

You should really find out exactly what type of cory cats you have Because the size of the adult fish will significantly affect what fish you can add.
Cories are schooling fish and you should add more of the same species of cories before adding anything else. I saw a little catfish in your pic that looks like a panda cory, can you try taking a better photo of the cories?
I think you will be much better off without adding a third species of fish.
Congratulations on your tank!
Looks like a panda and a sterbai to me... OP you should pick one species (panda is smaller so I'd say that one for this tank) and get your group up to 4 minimum.
 

Georgie Girl

Looks like a panda and a sterbai to me... OP you should pick one species (panda is smaller so I'd say that one for this tank) and get your group up to 4 minimum.
Thanks, Sunflower. Panda Cories it is.
 

ProudPapa

Edit: I just read that rocks must be quarantined. I took it out. I hope I haven't hurt my fish.

Why?
 

UnderWat3r

Is there some rule of thumb for this?
I’m new to this hobby, but as I’ve seen, typically the rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon, as long as they are peaceful fish. Hope that helps! ;)
 

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