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Old 12-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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choosing some new fish.. help

I currently have a 15 gallon tank that I am looking to add a few more fish too in a few weeks, so im planning what to add and waiting for the right fish to come into my local LFS. I currently only have one male dwarf gourami in the tank and thats all, hes about 1.5 inches long..

Is it true about the 1 inch per gallon rule?

And what fish will look good as well as go with the gourami?

I really like panda corys..swordtails and cichlids. Not sure what I can out together though.. so all help is needed thank you.. Please feel free to totally set up my tank with new fish haha!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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The 1 inch per gallon rule is awful dont use it. In a 15 gallon with a dwarf gourami I would get a group of 5 panda cories, and 6 harlequin rasbora

The cichlids and swordtails get to big. Or they won't live well with the gourami
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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The 1 inch per gallon rule is awful dont use it. In a 15 gallon with a dwarf gourami I would get a group of 5 panda cories, and 6 harlequin rasbora

The cichlids and swordtails get to big. Or they won't live well with the gourami
Thanks.. is there any other bottom dwellers that look better than the corys?
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Do you have a sand substrate? If you do I would say banded kuhli loaches.
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Do you have a sand substrate? If you do I would say banded kuhli loaches.
No I dont.. regret not starting the aqaurium with the sand substrate now
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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No worries the Cory's are really cool bottom feeders actually they are very interesting to watch trust me you won't regret getting them!
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No worries the Cory's are really cool bottom feeders actually they are very interesting to watch trust me you won't regret getting them!
Good! Plus I think they look fantastic!
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They are awesome! You could get a schooling fish to like I was saying.
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They are awesome! You could get a schooling fish to like I was saying.
Yeah the rasboras look cool any other schooling fish I could get with or instead?
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Yeah the rasboras look cool any other schooling fish I could get with or instead?
Instead you could go with lemon tetras, cardinal tetras, neon tetras, rummy osw tetras are a few. You could only do 1 school though
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Harlequin rasboras are really cool fish. I also really like cherry barbs they don't school like the rasboras do but they are super cute
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