Hey guys, I was thinking about doing a plantless tank since my betta tank is heavily planted, does anyone have a good recommendation on a fish type (schooling or non-schooling) that would be perfect for this sort of environment?
Most fish come from areas with plants. If you want you could do dwarf cichlids and keep them in a pair in a 10 gallon tank. They only require freshwater shells, so es cargo shells work. They enjoy things in the tank as well like rocks.
Kfryman is right. Most fish come from waters with either marginal plants or floating plants, and all will benefit from plants. If you want to do a plantless tank, you could a biotope for something like a hillstream loach. They come from fast-flowing waters with no plants. Look into more biotopes and you'll find some other ideas.
Or cichlids. They are notorious plant-shredders, but they also need tanks larger than 55 gallons.