I have a second 10 gallon cycling. I originally planned on putting a betta in the first 10 gallon, but it ended up getting stocked with 6 neon tetras and 6 pygmy cories, so I do not want to push things by adding another fish.
So I thought, I'll divide the second 10 gallon and get two bettas. Now I am thinking maybe I will just find some friends for the tank, instead, and see how my new red salamander HMPK does in a community tank once that one is cycled. I have a 2.5 gallon for him to start out in, but I'd love to see him swimming around with some buddies. :D
I could put the cories over in the other tank, but they seem pretty content where they are with the tetras. I've even seen them playing in the filter stream together. Plus it's hard to catch those guys! LOL. I think I'd rather find some different tankmates to put in with him. Maybe something with a neat pattern or a fun attitude, but still betta safe.