Nervous about betta and tankmates
I usually don't do this. Usually I research the heck out of something before making a long and informed decision, especially when it comes to animals. But today on a rare impulse, I bought my first female Betta. I put her into a ten gallon with three peppered cories, one false julii cory, and one platy. So far, she has been really stressed. I can see her stripes and she has been lashing out at any fish who approaches her, especially my platy who keeps coming up to her. Is this normal? Will she calm down, or should I move her to a backup tank before something happens? She hasn't actually hurt anyone, just flared and chased anyone who comes near her, sometimes giving a little nip. I am nervous because I had a male betta in this tank last year, and he ended up killing one of my beloved cory cats. I appreciate any opinion.