I was at petsmart yesterday and I asked what kind of fish can live with male bettas, she said that they can't live with any. Is this true, she even said that a male can't live with snail? If this is not true list all fish that can live with a MALE BETTA
I have a male betta that is in a 10 gallon with a mystery snail, ghost shrimp and 5 albino cory cats.
I have housed neon tetras before with males.
I know some people have house guppies but that is a bit risky.
Your best luck is with neons, shrimps such as cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, snails, and cory cats.
Some are. But alot of members have had success with neon tetras. As long as they are kept in a group of 6 it reduces the chance of fin nipping. Including myself. I did try glowlight tetras but it was a constant battle of fin nipping from the betta and the glowlight so I had to remove them.
A 2.5 gallon is kinda small to add another fish due to the bioload. If you absolutley want another tank mate, go for some ghost shrimp maybe 2 or 3, they do not have much bio load. Or one snail, but they have a large bioload, which means more water changes.
But if you were able to upgrade to a 10 gallon you could get other fish.
most smaller fish need groups and lots of swimming space, even if you were doing daily 100% water changes to deal with the bio load, you'd still have some miserable fish if you tried to cram them in there