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Old 07-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #11
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Welcome! A 15 gallon is suited for smaller tetras, guppies, fish of smaller size and bioload. You have many choices and can create a very nice aquarium. I would leave the light off except when watching your fish.
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ok thanks...
should i also get an algae eater? im gonna get a new aqueneon filter and maybe a algae eater...
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so for now i need a new filter....an algae eater....then when they get to big...ccan i trade them in at petco?
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so what kind of freshwater fish are not so nasty?

and should i get a algae eater or a snail?
There are many actually ... many Tetras and Barbs for example have a lower bio load than goldfish. I'd wager that 15 neon tetras in your tank couldn't put out as much waste as two goldfish...LOL.

I'd hold off on Algae eaters for now until you've finished your black out and give the 4hr on 4hr off a week or two ... IMO. Snails (some?) I've heard / read actually have large bio-loads for their size as well .... shrimp however have practically zero bioload.

Edit ... sorry forgot to mention that with a 15gal a few tetras or guppies may be the best bet.
Barbs require a lot of swimming space.
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where would i purchase algae eaters? or shrimp?

so u guys are saying i should give the gold fish back? cuz ill keep them as long as i can...then when they get to big ill give them up and start all over and get tetras or something small
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