Good schooling fish?
Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. :) I just bought my first betta fish, Libertine, and have him set up in a 10 gallon with a good filter, heater, and live plants. The tank hasn't fully cycled yet so I am not intending to add any companions for quite a while but like to plan ahead.
Originally, I wanted to put a small school of neon tetras in with him but I am reading a lot of conflicting opinions on their compatibility. Most of the articles I dug up said they make fine companions but on forums like this, and talking to friends of mine who had bettas at one time, it seems like neons can either end up bullied or nip at the betta's fins; neither of which I want.
I'd really welcome opinions on neon tetras and any other schooling fish that can work with bettas. This is my only fish tank (I have a turtle/frog tank but no fish can survive in there; my turtle is an eating machine) so if I put the wrong kind of fish in, I have no where to put them should it not work out. I am aware that cories and the like do well but would really prefer a smaller, schooling fish as I love how soothing they are to watch.
Thanks in advance!