I was wondering if anyone has tried Dwarf Loaches with a Betta? I just set up a 10 gallon to upgrade my boy from his 5 gallon. He is very calm and used to Otos (they wold only be in the 5 with him for a few days at a time to clean the diatoms, but live in my other 10 gallon with Ember Tetras). The ones that I am thinking about are either Dwarf Rosy Loaches (1 inch) or Dwarf Hovering Zebra Loaches (1.5 inches).
Worst case I can always swap the Otos and Loaches if things don't work out. If you think they can work in a 10 gallon with a male betta, how many would you get? The tank is very heavily planted.
If not, what would you recommend? I can't do inverts b/c my well water has copper in it and I am not wanting to switch to RO water or bottled water.