I am new to the aquarium world and realize there is much to learn. I have been researching some of the fish and aquarium sizes and I am wondering if you could advise me on my plans.
I am looking to buy a 20 gal starter kit. It will be glass and rectangular. I think the size is approximately 24” long x 13” wide x 16” high. (I have to go back and look what equipment comes with the tank).
I do know I cant have any angel fish but will this size accommodate 6 neon tetra, 2 panda cories, 2 female guppies and 1 male guppy? All three species seem to have similar needs as far as pH, water hardness, temperature and food is concerned.
I also hope to add java moss to cover the caves (made from clay flower pots), some brazil pennywort and cabomba carolina for any guppy fry that might be born. What still puzzles me a bit is what kind of gravel/sand (colorwise) would make them most comfortable and show off their colors to the max.
I know it will take a while before I can introduce any of the fish as the tank has to be cycled first but I am looking at what I might be able to put in to make it look and feel comfortable for the fish.
Any help and advice would be much appreciated.