I have recently noticed that nano fish keeping have become a huge part of the hobby, and with all these small 15 gallon tanks out there, I have seen countless threads on the possibilities for Fishkeeping in there, so I thought I might as well an create this Thad with a large list of potential fish for smaller tanks 10-20 gallons
small schooling fish
Diamond Head Neon tetras (Paracheirodon Innesi Diamant)
Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi
platinum tetra (Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri)
Hengals rasbora (Trigonostigma hengeli)
Lamb chop rasbora (Trigonostigma espei)
Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)
Neon tetras (Paracheirodon innesi)
Vietnamese cardinal minnows (Tanichthys micagemmae)
Cardinal tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
X ray tetras (Pristella maxillaris)
Glo light tetras (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
Glowlight danio (Danio choprai)
Ember tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae)
Ruby tetras (Axelrodia riesei)
Jelly Bean Tetra ( Ladigesia roloffi)
Green Neon Tetras (paracheirodon simulans)
Eyesot rasbora (Brevibora dorsiocellata)
Panther Danio (Danio aesculapii)
Lamp eye tetras (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae)
Platinum barb (Horadandia atukorali)
Spotted rasbora (boraras maculatus)
white cloud mountain minnows (Tanichthys albonubes)
celestial pearl danios (Celestichthys margaritatus)
Blue Neon Rasboras (Sundadanio axelrodi)
marbled hatchet fish (Carnegiella strigata)
Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius nunus)
burmese bumble bee gobie (Brachygobius xanthomelas)
dwarf emerald rasbora, or zebra Rasbora (Danio erythromicron)
Burma Yellow Neon Rasboras (Microdevario kubotai)
Sparrow Rasbora (Boraras uropthalmoides)
Norman's lampeye killifish (Aplocheilichthys normani)
schooling catfish, and loaches. except for the 4th one
pygmy cories (coryordra pygmaeus)
dwarf cories (coryordra hastatus)
dwarf caries (coryordra habrosus)
mini moth catfish (Hara Jerdoni)
Dwarf Loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki)
otto catfish ( Otocinclus vestitus)
fish that can be kept in groups of 2-4
Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
endlers (Poecilia wingei)
platies (Xiphophorus maculatus)
platies (Xiphophorus variatus)
golden teddies (Xenophallus umbratilis)
Clown killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)
Gardneri killifish (fundalopanchax gardneri)
Scheeli killifish (fundalopanchax scheeli)
Armoured stickleback (Indostomus paradoxus)
Fish that can be kept solitary
scarlet badis (dario dario)
Dwarf Puffer (Tetraodon travancoricus)
Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila)
honey gourami (Trichogaster chuna)
Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster lalius)
Liqorice gourami (Parosphromenus deissneri)
Spotted Blue Eyed Rainbow (pseudomugil gertrudae)
American Flagfish, or Florida Flagfish, (Jordanella floridae)
when submitting new fish for this thread please add the proper name, common name, and the group size, as this will save me lots of stress from doing all that by myself
I got like 5-6 fish from this site, and the rest were from knowledge and suggestions
Does anybody have any suggestions, or corrections?
New "working" link for credits
I will just mention for the benefit of members that don't know, that we have fish profiles on TFK with data on water parameters, numbers required for shoaling species, aquascaping ideas, compatibility, foods, etc. If the scientific name (or common name when it agrees with that used in the profile) is shaded, as several are in the above list, it allows you to click on the shaded name to see that profile. Not all the mentioned species are in the profiles, but from the shading you can see those that are.
Thanks for that helpful information bryon!
I like it. Maybe Serpae Tetra ? Or do they need bigger than a 20g..
Quick question I am really interested in.
Would it be ok to keep a Platy or Molly by themselves?
With other species?
I have 3 mollies and 1 platy by themselves right now in different tanks.
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