Hey, I'm new to raising bettas but hopefully I'll raise them for years to come! (fingers crossed)
Anyways, So I originally had a 0.8 gallon tank and heater but read that was too small for Amber, my crowntail betta (from here, I may refer to Amber as girl, I am aware that he's a boy, but my boyfriend likes to refer to him as a girl and I hear it so often that it sometimes slips out). Back on topic, I had an 0.8 gallon, but now I bought a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and (new, larger) heater. I love watching Amber swim around but I think she'd enjoy some friends in there with her.
I've done a bit of reading online, and it seems like a lot of people recommend ghost shrimp, cardinal tetras, plecos, platys, cichlid and rasboras. What's good to put in the tank? and how many of them? I've also read that what Amber might get along with depends on her and her personality, but I'm asking to see what you guys have seen from your experiences.
Also, can someone tell me what's the difference between a cardinal tetra and a neon tetra?