Stocking 15 gallon ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishTankNewbie, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. FishTankNewbie

    FishTankNewbie New Member Member

    Hello again!!!! Since everyone here is so helpful, I thought I would ask for some advice regarding my new 15 gallon freshwater planted aquarium. Me and my brother really want an awesome looking centrepiece fish - Not a dwarf gourami or a krib. We would like to know about butterfly fish and angelfish (preferably a larger fish although not restricted to such) and any other options. The other fish that will be in there are 2 amano shrimp and 6 guppies.
    Thank you in advance for all of your help!
     
  2. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Angels are too big for a 15g. About the biggest I would go is a dwarf gourami personally, but they're super pretty and would still stand out as a centerpiece fish.

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  3. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would not do an angelfish in anything less than 55 gallons. They can get up to 6" long and pretty tall as well.

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  4. E

    Et tu Valued Member Member

    15 gallon tanks footprint can vary, 15 tall 20 X 10 inches vs a 15 standard 24 X 12 inches. Not enough room for a larger fish.
     
  5. fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

    I would do a dwarf gourami with a school of 6 of any of the smaller tetras with 5 albino cories and a German Blue Ram. Add some vegetation and driftwood and the tank will look amazing after the plants have grown in!
     
  6. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    ^disagree. I wouldn't do any of those but the DG. Tetras will likely need more swimming room as will the cories. I would maybe add a couple more non schooling fish like additional guppies or platies and the DG and that's it personally. I'm not sure if the ram would work instead of the gourami or not, it may get too big.

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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The ram would be fine, they get only 1.5 inches, which is smaller than a DG.
     
  8. fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

    However if you're getting live bearers be careful of not overrunning your tank with fry which can supersede the filtration capacity eventually.
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would just let nature run its course and let the parents eat the fry in this case.


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  10. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    I've had a GBR in the past that was 2.5".
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Really?
    Well, OP, what are the dimensions of the tank? If this is a high I'd say no, if it is a long which is 24 by 12 it'd be fine, imo.
     
  12. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    I do see mostly small rams, admittedly. But I remember coming across some "large" GBRs in the past. They were already that size when I bought them, they didn't grow to that size under my care. So I don't know what the likelihood of them getting that large are.
     
  13. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I always thought rams got up to 3". Hmmm.

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  14. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    That's bolivians.
     
  15. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Aahhh, gotcha!

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  16. L

    Lohpaul9 New Member Member

    Hey you can always try celestial pearl danio, small and beautiful but suitable for small tanks
     
  17. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Another one that would work are ember tetras or chili rasboras. Basically anything that works in a 10 gallon, 5 more gallons isnt much...
     




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