It's been a while since I last posted here.
I had a lot of trouble with my fifteen gallon. I lost many bettas and had to start over. Well, it's been going for two months now with minimal problems. I actually have yet to vacuum it (water is almost always crystal clear, or if it gets slightly cloudy a 30% water change does it good, which I make sure to do once a week anyways). I know I need to get to that vacuuming soon, though.
So yeah....I am pleased that it is going so wonderfully! I am super paranoid about ruining things, though. So I wanna ask a question before I go further in something I am thinking of doing.
My tank right now houses a small snail, seven male guppies, 2 tiny corey catfish, one male betta, and one kissing gourami.
It sounds like a lot, but when you look at the tank at times, it almost seems empty because the guppies and catfish are so super tiny.
I was wanting to add one more kissing gourami so I can see them do the kissy thing to each other. I recently got my gourami and fell in love with it. It's so stupid looking that it's cute. I know that sounds mean, but it's true! Haha!
But I didn't realize how big they get. They can get huge! Way too big for a fifteen gallon to properly house, I'd say, just for one. Or maybe that would be all you could put in a fifteen gallon to be happy.
I know some fish grow according to their environment. Some gold fish can grow enormous if you put them in a bigger tank. I am wondering if being in a fifteen gallon will keep its growth in control?
Also, how much is too much for a fifteen gallon? I get mixed answers. I see tanks about my size in pet stores crammed full of fish (I'm talking 30+ guppies). I am not sure if that's okay or not. I'd like to at least get one more kissing gourami, but I don't wanna doom my fish and make them unhappy. The water looks good and so does the ammonia.
My betta gets along with all of the, which is awesome. At first he seemed to dislike the male guppies, but now he is fine with them and is very communicative with me. :)
Thanks in advance for the help!