Hello, new to the forums.
I just set up my betta tank about a week ago, its 5 gallons with the live plants, and still no algae build up in it.
Anywho, I was thinking about adding shrimp, ghost, cherry, whatever, it dont matter what type to me, but before that i have some questions.
1. Should I wait for a little algae build up? or is it ok right now and just throw in an algae waffer to feed them? *I dont overfeed my betta so i dont think there would be enough scraps for the shrimp to eat on the bottom*
2. I have a few hiding places, i.e a house, fake plants, and rocks everywhere, is this enough coverage for the shrimp to hide in? or should i try to get a hold of another hiding hole for the lil guys? I was thinking of a false log to stick in the corner behind the fake plants if needed.
* ill throw a pic of my tank at the bottom of the post so everyone can get an idea of what i have*
3. Live plants needed? I dont have any, but if I can work without this its what i would prefer.
Just a few things i've been wondering before trying this out. Thanks in advance for the help.