So. I have ordered a 20 gallon tank and it has recently come in. While I have been keeping fish for a while, I have mostly kept hardy species, i.e. platy, and semi-hard, dwarf gourami.
Im not really sure how to cycle it, so help would be very welcome.
I would like to use a undergravel filter.
I would also like to start with live plants, but not sure about this, As I have heard some things about them, but I know that live plants would make my platy fry much happier.
This is what I was wanting to do with the 20 gal,
Move my four adult platies, 1 halfgrown platy fry, and my female dwarf gourami, as well s the 6 ghost shrimp, 2 spiral horn nerite snails, and 3 apple snails over to this tank.
I would like to get one a male gourami and a angelfish as well.
I have heard angelfish are territorial, so another suggestion would be to split the bottom feeders between the two tanks, i.e. three shrimp and the nerite snails in the 10 gallon, along with the dwarf gourami pair,
and perhaps have the platies, 3 shrimp, and the 3 larger apple snails in the 20 gal with 1 angelfish?
2 of the platies are a established breeding pair, (the male seems to ignore my 2 silver female platies) and produce fry every 30 days :)
please help :) I would love to have a angel, and I really do like the idea of having the 10 gallon for my dwarf gourami's. I would love to be able to spawn another fish species besides platies. I have open ears to all suggestions :)