I bought a betta from my local pet store a few weeks ago. He went from being in the tiny store bowl to a 1-2 gallon bowl and now I have him in a 10 gallon tank. :)
In the aggressive range, i think he might be a 6 or 7 (10 being the highest). When he was in the 2 gallon bowl I put a male guppy with him and on the second day the poor guppy had a piece of his tail missing. I'm not sure if it was because the tank was too small or if my betta is a tad more aggressive than normal.
But with that said, is it possible to place more fish in with him? And what types of fish? I currently have an oto ( i think, here's a picture: http://i41.tinypic.com/2zyimif.jpg
) in with him. He used to chase the oto around the bowl but he's ignoring now that he's in the bigger tank.
Also, are otos group fish or loners (if that's an oto up there)? I haven't found any information on them.
I want to get like 6 neon tetras and I wanted some cory catfish but if I need to get extra buddies for the oto I don't want to overcrowd my tank with corys and otos. Also, should I buy some more live plants? I tried growing my own but they're not growing at all. I put a lily bulb in the tank today to see if that will grow.
Here's my tank so far if it helps! It has a filter (which I've taped a cut-out plastic cup onto to slow the current down for my betta), a heater, a thermometer, one live plant, a fake alligator skull to hide in, a big seashell that the oto and betta like to hide in, and a soft blue fake plant that glows in the dark. :: pic: http://i41.tinypic.com/15h1rvr.jpg
Thanks in advance for the help! :)