okay, its official. I need help, Im a betta addict. I went to petco for a single male betta. know what I came out with? 4 females. sigh.
about the shrimp, I have heard mixed things, but I have kept shrimp with many bettas, so far no deaths. the new females are gourgeous! one is black bodied with a blue wash and with red fins edged in black, another is a near perfect red cambodian (pure white bodied with red fins, only a little red wash on face), and the last 2 (who I think are sisters) look to be red butterflys (red bodied with red fins edged in white then black. all are either crappy crown tails or combtails. one female has a small tear in her tail, and another has some patchy area were it looks like she lost scales, but other then that they look great. they will probably go into my 20g with Blu (blue crowntail female), and I will find a male for the 2.5g.
now, back to the build, I have the light. its a 27 watt desk light. I also got some black gravel. all I need now is plants and the like.