Basically, I have a 3.5 gallon tank with a betta inside and algae is a problem. My betta hates the chemical treatments and I hate cleaning the tank every couple of days to remove the algae. Do I have enough room to add one or two shrimp to keep the algae population down? I love ghost and grass shrimp, so those are my top picks, but any shrimp would be fine honestly. I also included a photo of the tank for reference!
Extra Long Explanation because my highschool essay brain hasn't shut down yet:
I have a veiltail betta in a 3.5 gallon tank, but it's on a windowsill, so algae is becoming a pretty annoying problem. I'm wondering if I can add one or two shrimp (ghost shrimp preferably, but any others would be fine if you suggest otherwise) to help control the algae problem. I have tried using chemical treatment, but my betta seems to hate it and ends up glass surfing whenever I put it in. He's never acted super aggressive towards other fish and was even in a community tank at the pet store where I bought him. I have included a photo of the tank below for reference. It's in sort of a "half-moon" shape. I'm also hoping to add in a couple more hiding places for my betta, but most fake plants look super fake and most rocks at the pet store were super sharp! He's already ripped his fins on the silk plants (yes, the silk plants. I removed the one that was the likely culprit and he hasn't harmed himself since). Anyone got any ideas for this tank? Thanks for your help!