15 gallon stocking help
I have asked a similar question a while ago but since then things have changed slightly.
I currently have a planted 15gal with 8 neon tetras and 2 male guppies, and an empty 5gal which will soon be setup.
Originally in the 15 I wanted 8 neons, 4 male guppies and 5 pygmy cories. But I feel this may be a little overstocked? So instead I'm thinking maybe the guppies move into the 5gal once it's cycled and adding a dwarf gourami to the 15 gal instead of the guppies and cories. Does this sound like better stocking?
I am open to suggestions as well.
According to AqAdvisor.
8 neons, 4 guppies and 5 cories is 85% stocked
8 neons and 1 dwarf gourami is 55% stocked
I would not put any of these mentioned fish in a 5g. It would make a nice QT.
The dwarf gourami is not the best match for the other fish. Another small shoaling fish would be better (and increase the corys to 10-12 for the pygmy cory).
If you are going to add any gourami add a very young honey dwarf gourami and use the 5 gallon as a quarantine
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They dwarf gourami was just an idea. I brought the 5gal as a betta tank but then freaked out thinking the 15 would be overstocked, but if the 15 isn't going to be overstocked then that's ok :-D thanks heaps.
So 8 neons, 4 guppies and add more cories? 8 maybe? Lol I'm quite paranoid about overstocking :-? I would quite like habrosus cory over the pygmy but all I can find is pygmy in my area.
If you go with one of the other "normal" corys, 5-6 is a good number for one species, or if you decide on two species, 3-4 of each.
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