As of right now I have a 5.5 gal tank (80 degees, 7.5 ph) with Gyrados my betta and Sam, G's gold inca snail. The tank is live planted (riccia, anubias, java fern, java moss, amazon sword) with lots of hiding spaces. I'd like to add a few red cherry shrimp but don't know how many should go in.
Also I'm planning in a year or so when I have my own living space to upgrade Gyarados to a lives planted 20 gal w/stand and put my dalmation female Ariel in the 5.5. I'm obviously still in the looking/planning stages but was wondering what I could get in a 20. So far I'd like-
Red Cherry Shrimp
Gold Inca Snail
Mickey Mouse Platies
How many of each should I be getting? Are there any other fish that you would suggest?
Info on Gyrados: He's an oddly social, non-aggressive DT. As far as I've found he actually does enjoy tankmates because he's curious and likes to investigate things. He'll follow shrimp and his snail around, but he doesn't bite, chase or hunt. Put in his changing tank next to another cupped betta he won't flare.