Join Date: May 2012
Location: formerly SF, then Tucson AZ, now central New Jersey
You might be better off anyway. I had platies for my betta tank mates and they ended up being more trouble than they were worth (in my situation, that is). In my opinion if you don't have really big tanks. . . a lot of fish are going to seem like they poop WAY more than your betta and the upkeep is a lot more than just a nice betta.
Although I guess you might be talking about some kind of algae eaters or shrimp to clean the tank? Still .. . I am happier with the tanks I have that only have a betta. For newbies like me, anyway. There is enough to learn about bettas, water conditions, cycling, food, water testing, ph levels .. . filters .. . lighting .. . betta diseases . ..
trust me . ..it's easy to get in over your head. Get a bigger tank for your betta and have it the way you want before you add tankmates. Not to mention that if you get some tankmates that breed easily you will have a whole other issue on your hands. :)
current pets: Alejandro Marmalade
Rehomed bettas (because of my move): Cornelius Buttknuckle, Limoncello Dandy Lion, Cumulus Meriweather, Nimbus McCloud
RIP Pinkerton Flowers and the fish formerly known as Prine Purplius LeGrape