Yeah, those little buggers don't seem to grow that big to be honest. .____.;
I was choosing between shrimp and snails, seeing how shrimps can be easily picked off by my Betta or any other fish while snails have armor I kinda think that a snail would be my best bet for an algae eating friend.
If the snail doesn't work out (AKA dies), it's okay. I'll be having a little nano red cherry shrimp tank, apparently they reproduce like mad, so I can drop there in my 10 gallon and pray to God that they don't die. That's if I can find any RCS around here.
The problem is that snail donīt clean the leaf of the plant and the ground. I have 1 nerite snail and itīs perfect to clean the glass, but for the rest of the fish tank I recommend you shrimps, maybe your betta will eat them or not.
And if you have live plants I think the snail poop will not be a problem.
So changed it up a bit now:
1 male Betta
6 Neon Tetras
1 Nerite or mystery snail
The mystery snails I saw were small. . While the Nerites were big! I don't know how to feed my snail though? Do they eat the sinking wafer like my Cories will?
I would choose nerite snail, becase this canīt breed due to the temperature of your fish tank. (In fact I have one)
I'm going to bump this now since I'm ready to add fish in, well I already have added fish in.
You should bury those roots or it could rot.
I'm planning to set up a RCS tank with my two gallon. If it thrives and they reproduce (apparently they reproduce like mad), I'll add some RCS into my ten gallon and see how they fare, they're smaller than ghost shrimps so I'm scared they'll get eaten by Jake. We'll see how it goes.
Your 2g fish tank have filter and heater?
And my last question.. :D At the end what fish/snail/shrimp are you going to add?
Edit: I have a 10g too with a betta and 3 red cherry shrimp (before 4, because the betta killed one but currently they get on well with themselves) but I would like to add neon..