I am currently in the planning stages for a tank for my future Betta. I currently have a six gallon tank on the way ( here it is: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3635550
) and along with adding various little places for him or her (I haven't decided yet) to hide, I am pondering tank-mates. My research thus far has pointed me at an Apple Snail and a Cory Cat. Considering Cats stay pretty small, would two or three be sufficient for happiness on their part?
Also, I was pondering the order of tank introduction. What I mean is, who enters the aquarium first. I had seen a post on this board from someone seeing their Betta chase their Cory round and round, nibbling them. Would reversing the order, with the snail and Cat first and the Betta last, perhaps tone down territorial aggressiveness? Or might it just be the same with the Betta moving in to assert him or herself?
Well, I look forward to being educated!