Hi all, my girlfriend and me are new Betta owners. We have a tank at each of our houses, they're both 5.5 gallons but we want some tank mates as well so we're going to upgrade to 10 gallons because its the same price for the larger tank at Petsmart.
Anyways, my tank has a very young female betta and hers has an adult. Both seem very friendly so far. when putting our hands in they dont seem to care whether we're there or not or when we're using the nets they never get scared or try and fight. the young betta even had some goldfish in originally which my girlfriend bought with the betta and tank for me for my birthday, but the same day before i found out the goldfish actually died. the person at Petco told her so much wrong stuff about fish care that it was amazing. ill never be shopping there. ever. he even said the neon tetras were saltwater fish and that you could have male female bettas together and u dont need a heater or filtration. wth.
ok so now i found out about this site because i wanted our fishys to be happy and healthy. so finally... my question is, after reviewing many posts on this site, if i get a 10 gallon tank for our bettas, how many corys, tetras (perferably neon), and shimpys can we get in the tanks. i dont care about having neon tetras but my girlfriend needs em.
thanks for the long read.