Starting a betta fish 10 gallon planted tank, need tank mate advice
Hey! I have a nice betta in a bare 10 gallon, and am think about putting him in a planted tank to make him happier.
I have a 20 long right now thats currently stocked with 6 adult celestial pearl danios/galaxy rasboras and about 25 of their fry, as well as several different kinds of plants, many red cherry shrimp, a bunch of different colour ram snails and a massive amount of malaysian trumpet snails. I'm considering adding some oto cats.
I can't put my betta there cause the fry and cherry shrimp would turn into a snack, and im worried about him tearing up my more delicate plants.
So I'm considering placing him into another ten gallon, and here are my stock ideas, let me know if you have any suggestions, additions, or changes. My plan is to keep it simple and possibly low light.
Here we go
Betta fish (obv)
Corydoras Hasbaros x 5 (they stay under 1.5 inches)
6-8 neon tetra OR 6-8 glaxay rasboras
2-3 oto cats
1-2 amano shrimp
Malaysian trumpet snails
Please not this will have heavy filtration. Although it is a lot of fish, they are all small, and take different parts of the tank. Corys stick to the bottom, the betta and rasboras/tetras will stick to the top. The amano will probably stay on the plants.
I'm not very experienced with planted tanks, so forgive any newbie-ness, I have monster fish/cichlids and those are usually kept over stocked to spread out aggressive behavior and stop them from devouring eachother. I'm hoping over stocking this tank will help make the betta ignore the shrimp and other fish, while also keeping the tetras/rasboras from fin nipping by keeping them in a school. And im hoping my rasboras wouldn't get eaten by an amano shrimp, they're expensive and rare here, thats why i was considering keeping the tetras instead, and also because the tetras are faster so I'm assuming they'll be better at avoiding being caught!