Thanks everybody! I do not want to restart my tank yet, but i will once Honeycomb passes away. Then i will redo my tank with sand and the betta and the pygmies.
I will just settle for shrimp for now. What should i do about my filter intake tube? Could the ghost shrimp get caught(its not wide enough for a full grown to get through)in it? Also, i am worried the shrimp will stress my betta who has been in this tank for 2 years. Last but not least, my final concern is that the shrimp won't get any food because i only feed my betta 2-3 pellets 6 days a week, and my betta always gets to them and eats them. Can the shrimp eat algae wafers?
BTW< what type of sand would be the best as in grain size, texture, and for the filter. I will be getting an AQUACLEAR HOB filter soon, so i don't want a sand that clumps or will get sucked up in the filter.
Can pygmies do okay in hard water and a high ph?