Been a while since I've posted. Here's the tank so far:
Current residents are 7 zebra danios. I'm wondering which to add first, the oto cats or the betta. Also thinking about adding another couple of small plants, and possibly removing one of the smaller peices of wood. And for those of you worried, don't. I plan to very carefully observe how the betta is doing, and it there is any sign it isn't working out I'll move him to a smaller tank all his own.
Dramaqueen, I am well aware that bettas do perfectly fine on their own. If however, no one tries to kill each other I think it'd be interesting to have one with some other fish in a larger tank than one generally sees bettas inhabit.