I've had a community tank with a betta and several zebra danios, a couple glo-light tetras, and a couple black neon tetras for several months now. I recently moved them from a 10gal to a 20 gal. We are thinking of restocking and my boyfriend wants to find a way to add a bit more color.
The betta i have is not very aggressive, since i got him in the beginning of August i have yet to see him flare once (i'm starting to think i want to name him Ghandi). a fish guy/manager at a pet store told me he would never put danios or tetras in with a betta but insisted that guppies would be a could choice. i told him he was crazy and told him how in my inexopirenced youth i put my old betta, Aries, in with 5 guppies in a 10 gal and he proceeded to eat thier tails.
so my questions are thus: with my new betta's temperment being the polar opposite of Aries would it be unwise to try putting a few guppies into my community tank?
Is it possible to do a community tank with a female betta? Also would it be impossible to put a female betta into the community with the male there? i can't pretend i know anything about female bettas. i have heard of a few people putting a few females in with a male but those were 55 gal tanks.