Found a cheap Craigslist 5 gal for my Betta and have spent the last couple weeks gathering and ordering ingredients to get it ready for him. I know he'll love it but the problem is- now that I see it all planted I would really like to see shrimp in there... happy shrimp. Not necessarily breeding, but at least content. Is this possible? I feel like he'll always be going after them and the little cuties will be hiding the whole time.
I added more floating plants after these pics were taken, and now I'm worried about everyone planted in the back, it doesn't seem like they have enough light. Also, there's soil down there; should I still put in some root tabs for the crypts? Any advice is greatly appreciated because I've never set up my own tank before, much less with dirt.
Thanks for looking!