Squishy is my male Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta). At the moment he is living in a 1 gallon Betta fish bowl, but I will be getting him a 10 gallon fish aquarium after the holiday for the fact that hardly anything is in stores around where I live and there's no room in the house at the moment. Anyways, I'm going to get a 10 gallon tank that will have a filter, some plants and other hiding places and maybe some glass stones (I already have some of these. There basically like marbles with a flat bottom) or other assorted stones/pebbles. It will have a light and a cap for the aquarium.
Now, on to the fun/difficult part. I don't want Squishy to be in a large 10 gallon tank all by himself. He'll get lonely. So, I'm considering what other little fishy friends or other aquatic friends I should get to accompany Squishy in his home. I'm considering maybe get two or three different fish to accompany him along with a few snails or shrimp (probably just some fish and snails though, I eat shrimp too much). I, honestly, have no idea what fish are best to accompany a male Siamese Fighting fish.
I know that there's only aloud to be one male betta per aquarium unless you use a divider, but that can cause the batta's stress. I heard that Platy, Molly, and Guppies can be places with betta's, but I'm not so sure. Are there any suggestions for a few (2-3) fishy friends for Squishy?