Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Yeah, Bettas are so varied when it comes to behaviour/personalities.
For snails, I personally like ramshorns and pond/bladder snails. As long as you don't over feed the tank the numbers don't go crazy. I have a betta tank with ramshorns, the betta ignores the snails. Another betta tank with pond snails, same thing. He tried to nibble once, that was it. I guess he realized the shell was too much trouble.
Possibly, Amano shrimp would be safe with a Betta, since these shrimp grow bigger than RCS or CRS types.
If the shrimp and snail are introduced to the tank before the Betta you might have better chance of success with integrating.
Your scape looks nice, good luck with livestock choices.
I'd leave the pH alone for now, let the tank do its thing for a few days then re-check. The seiryu stone can affect the water (increase hardness as far as I know, more of an issue with soft, acidic water).
How are you planning to cycle?
Daisy Mae V
According to my husband, I have a habit of jumping right in!
Last edited by Daisy Mae; 09-19-2015 at 07:17 PM.