I'm working on a new 10 gallon divided tank that will eventually house 2 bettas. Currently I'm working on getting it cycling fishless, so I'm still in the early stages, but right now I'm just planning for when it's ready to go.
I was thinking about later possibly adding ghost shrimp to help with the cleaning, but I've never had anything like them and don't even know where to begin other than being cautious about the fact that my future fish might eat 'em.
So could I comfortably house any of these guys in 5 gallon areas? If so, how many? Do people ever keep just one, or do they need companions? And what about breeding, do I need to worry that they might make more and overpopulate my little space?
Also, would they be happy in a pretty alkaline tank around 80 degrees F? Is there any big difference I would need to be aware of? And do they need an air stone? I have two pumps so that's no problem but of course the bettas usually don't want them if they won't be necessary.