I am on my phone and thus cant see the pic of the tank itself. My post was simply to say that bettas are not killing machines to all fish, and that a community tank with a betta is quite beautiful. So is sand, while we're talking about it. I like it better than gravel, that's for sure. However, point being, the OP doesnt need to completely rule out tank mates just by dint of her betta being a betta. I added fish to my ten gallon and my betta is still very happy in his home. He flashes his fins sometimes at my guppies, but everyone gets along fine, no one chases anyone or tries to hurt anyone.