Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oakland, California
I would skip the betta and go with a more peaceful interesting fish. Maybe a smaller school of neos and another school of ottos? That way you have middle and bottom feeders at least.
14 neos (+6) = 20 middle feeders This batch first
6 ottos bottom/algae feeders second batch
6 marble hatch fish top feeders 3rd batch
All of them at once will be too much IMO for your tank. You may expect a big ammonia spike and a mini cycle.
A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!