What are some safe friends for a male betta in a 15 gallon tank?
Hi guys! I'm Ashley and I love my betta. The other day I was cleaning out my friend's garage and I saw an empty 15 gallon tank. He said I could have it and now here it is! I got the heater, filter, and air pump all working and ready to go...Well, almost. I'd like to wait a day or so for everything to flow right. I hear it's best to wait a few days before adding fish.
Anyways, I'll stop blabbering. My question is, what are some safe fish that my male betta can be companions with? I understand they tend to be in solitude and they ARE called "fighting fish" for an obvious reason. Though I've heard and read that bettas can actually get along with non-aggressive community fish that do not resemble bettas (like long fins). But fish are so diverse like people! I've read that tetras are nippers so that would be a no-no. It would just anger the betta.
Also, I read in a book about betta care that you can house a male betta AND one or more female bettas...Unfortunately, every website I go to, they say it is definitely not a good idea to go that route. I do not want to endanger my fish or another fish. I just wanna educate myself before I go crazy buying all sorts of fish to add to the tank.
I want him to be able to swim freely and I really don't want to add dividers. Sooo, what should I do? :)