Originally Posted by bblacrosse
that will be very helpful in the future. Also, how many fish COULD I have in a fifteen gallon tank, and which ones are good for new aquarium keepers?
Now that's a trick question.
there are lots of thing that need to be taken into consideration like aggression, fish size, compatibility, schooling, swimming space, etc. So there is no set answer.
Is the tank a 15g tall? If so it has the same foot print as a 10 but taller.
You can keep the following fish (there are more though) in different combinations.
WCMM (cooler tanks only)
And the list goes on.
What I like to suggest is you have a look at you LFS
(local fish store) and see what fish interest you, come home and research them to see if they are suitable and ask on here.