Hello, all have had bettas in the past is the typical smaller tanks. Just got a new guy "Bonzo" an awesome looking blue crowntail and I was wondering what would be the best bottom feeder for a gallon tank with live plants and a filter.
Are you talking a gallon or a 6 gallon.. you said gallon in your post? What is it shaped like? A long six gal should be ok to have a snail or a few shrimp.. a tall six gal you might be able to get away with shrimp but I wouldn't put a snail.
Bottom feeder fish like corys you couldn't do because they must be in groups and a 6 gall wouldn't be big enough.
Yeah.. you really need a heavily planted tank for shrimp or they just become fish food. A snail would be fine in that tank as long as its cycled and you do weekly partial water changes of at least 50%. An african dwarf frog would work too but I would start with a snail.. they're pretty much indestructible as far as betta buddies go.