Would this stocking work?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishTankNewbie, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. FishTankNewbieNew MemberMember

    I have recently fish cycling my 15 gallon long planted tank. Now it's time for the best part - STOCKING!!!!!
    I have recently become very interested in tiger barbs, just love the way they look and act, and I would like to have 6 of those, along 6 celestial pearl danios (LFS just got some :) and 1 or 2 honey gourami.
    i realize that this May look rather crowded and I would like to know your opinions!!! I heard tiger barbs can be aggressive so I would also like to know if they are compatible :D.
    thank you in advance for your help!!!
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Tiger barbs would not work in a 15 gallon because they are semi-aggressive. The only thing you could really do is the 6 CPD's and a honey gourami.
  3. lbonini1Well Known MemberMember

    I would recommend Tiger Barbs in a larger tank as they CAN be aggressive and if I know anything about Danios is that they need a lot of space to swim around and a 15 seems a little small. I'd recommend a 20 long.

    Again, I'm no expert on any of those fish but I'm fairly certain you'd be overstocked...
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Celestial pearl danios are the only danios that work in a tank this size because they are small enough. Other danios like zebra danios would not work, however.
  5. Et tuValued MemberMember

    Yep, nix the tiger barbs,is your tank 24" x 12" x 12" ? You could have 6-8 CPD & a honey gourami. A large school of Tiger barbs are so cool in a 48" or longer.
  6. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    I would also say CPD and honey gourami. The CPDs can be a bit shy - the more you have, the more secure they feel, so I'd say 8x CPD and 1x Honey Gourami

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