The tank will eventually be heavily planted, so I'm hoping that will help. The current six betta females I have barely chase each other and are now completely ignoring the shrimp. I think I'm just lucky when picking out females. Lol
I've never had anything other than Splendens, so I'm unsure of how other betta species will react. I was planning on trying to get only females and will have a 75 gallon available as extra.
I always forget that barbs are nippers. I was just looking for something other than bettas to fill out the tank, so any other ideas are welcome.
I've been getting really lucky with tanks all of a sudden. I am buying a 422 gallon for my turtles on Monday. I am getting a free 100 gallon this week as well. So, the turtles are going into the 422. The Oscar and the pleco are staying in the 75 and I'm searching for a 200 to upgrade them. The bettas are moving to the 100 gallon because I want to grow out plants for the turtles to eat/kill and the Oscar wouldn't let the plants grow. All this will free up the 20 gallon long until I find the 200 gallon. Then I will have the 75 gallon available as well.
In short, there will be tanks everywhere!
I don't really mind having only Splendens, but I really do like the Whiteseam's appearance. If I have to wait until all the Splendens die in 2-10 years, I can.