I cringed at seeing mollies! I've learned (gladly not by experience) that mollies are fin nippers, therefore not good for Drax's lovely locks. Also, conversely, the mollies lovely wiggly caudal fins and their large dorsal fins (when displaying them) may be too provoking to a betta, so the betta may be agressive toward the mollies.
I am also just wondering what everyone else thinks about mollies stressing out bettas due to their fairly high activitiy level. I have 3 in a community tank and they're always zipping around... chasing each other, swimming up & down the glass..... Also, DD, you said you had 2 male mollies, and I would also wonder about agressiveness between the two of them. Having said this... the mollies high activity level may deem them unsuitable to a 10 gallon. I see them in my own 20 gal and it doesn't seem large enough sometimes.
Regardless of all of the above, good luck with your new fish and I wish the shrimp well..... or maybe I should bid him adieu! eeks!
Last edited by LeroyTheBetta; 05-29-2011 at 12:46 AM.