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post #1 of 5 Old 08-25-2010, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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possible stocklist for 15 gallon, am i overstocked?

i'm writing a stocklist for my 15 gallon tank (30x35x60 cm or something like that) and this is what i'm considering:

6 dwarf chain loaches
6 cherry barbs
plus one existing golden gourami who i'm obviously stuck with..

my tank is bare bottom at the moment but i'm going to get some fine gravel. the decor consists of a ceramic log, piece of driftwood with java fern growing on it, fontinalis moss and some floating elodea. once i have a substrate, i want to add some cryptocorynes.
temp 25-26, ph around 7, filtration homemade (very gentle current)
tank has been set up for just over a month.

so what i want to know is if i'd be overstocking my tank with that lot, and if so what can i get rid of, and if not what other fish could i add? i'm looking for SE asian fish for a biotope sort of thing. my lfs had some really cute little fish which were labelled as 'sucking catfish' but i think they were Chinese Algae Eater which sound like a menace after looking at the species profile for them.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-25-2010, 10:51 AM
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-25-2010, 11:59 AM
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I think it's well stocked and will be a might fine setup.

I see the whole asian thing... Is your goal to have the region represented, or to match their native habitat?
If the latter, then crypts are usually in rivers. :P

Of course I'm just being difficult.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2010, 01:16 PM
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I think it's well stocked and will be a might fine setup.

I see the whole asian thing... Is your goal to have the region represented, or to match their native habitat?
If the latter, then crypts are usually in rivers. :P

Of course I'm just being difficult.
Yeah, I prefer more strict biotopes as well. :p
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-25-2010, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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and i assume these fish aren't from rivers? :P
i wasn't going for a strict biotope, but i do need some floating plants, so if you can reccommend some that come from a similar region...
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