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post #1 of 8 Old 01-11-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 15 U.S gallon stocking help!!!!!i am new so please post!!

i have everything in need (filter, heater etc.) and i have completed cycling

i have 2 choices in which i liked (i have 5 fake plants (sorry) and 3 decorations)

choice #1

7 zebra danios( already have 4)
7 panda cories

(tell me if this would be over stocked)

choice#2
6 zebra danios
4 gowlight tetras
4 panda cories

i am a begginner

substrate is smooth gravel

temp around 77 F adn ph around 7.3

2nd one i think is overstocked


plan on doing 25% water changes 2-3 times a week and 2 big water change (greater then 50%) per month



please tell me which is the best one and suggest any others you think will be good!!
please i need an answer asap!!


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-12-2011, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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i think 1 of the zebra danios died and my water parameters are good

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-12-2011, 07:40 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

You are correct, tank #2 is overstocked. But due to the needs of the fish, more than sheer numbers. Zebra danio are active swimmers and they need space to swim. A 15g provides some length, but a group of zebras (6+) is going to be it, along with a group of corys, that's fine.

I would say OK with 6 or 7 zebra. I would reduce the Corydoras panda to 5. In a 15g this will work. Live plants really would improve things for the fish, though. Something to consider seriously.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-12-2011, 08:47 PM
isn't doing 2-3 water changes a week a lot? I do one a week but my tank is also bigger, Am I the only one that thinks this or did I read it wrong

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-13-2011, 03:01 AM
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Would listen to Bryon, He knows what he is talking about.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-13-2011, 10:35 AM
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I was going to say pretty much what Byron said. I think a tank like this with just the Zebras could be really great actually. They're very active, wonderful little fish.

I'd also agree that planting the tank, even lightly would be a good idea.

Three water changes a week is probably more than necessary unless they're pretty small. I tend to do one 50% per week myself, though this is personal preference to a degree. You'll probably be fine doing 2 small ones (5g each).

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-13-2011, 02:23 PM
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Three water changes a week is probably more than necessary unless they're pretty small. I tend to do one 50% per week myself, though this is personal preference to a degree. You'll probably be fine doing 2 small ones (5g each).
I agree with this. When I had a non-planted tank, I did a 20% water change once a week and it was plenty to keep nitrate levels low. I don't think 3 water changes per week will be necessary.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-13-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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sorry im new thanks for the WC suggestions and for everything!!!!!!!




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