I'm getting ready to get a 35 gallon Hex aquarium and am tryin gto determine what to put in wtih my betta. Right now I have a 5 gallon with 2 albino corys, my Betta and a zebra nerite snail. They seem to be getting along fine, although the corys are a little wild. I'm going to see how they corys do in the larger tank before I buy more, but I'm thinking about getting a few more if they calm down a little. I'd like to get a few frogs but I'm concerned that the Hex might be to tall for them since they don't swim very well and need to get to the surface occasionally.
Tetras seem to be a popular tank mate because if your betta does decide to chase them a bit, they are fast enough to get away. I'm interested in Galaxy Rasboras, so after some research, if I find them to be similar to the neon tetras, I will prbably try those out, otherwise I will go with the Neons.
I was trying to come up with the perfect combination of Top swimmers, Mid swimmers and bottom dwellers, but I'm still working on it. I just know that I want some albino corys and something like the neon tetras when I do finally get my 35 gallon hex...
I'd be interested in your results if you don't mind keeping us informed.