I currently have a male VT betta (Amadeus) living alone in a one-gallon tank. However, I will be getting a five-gallon soon, and it has been suggested to me that I should get a few ghost shrimp in there to help with cleaning and such. I don't want Amadeus to feel crowded, is there really enough room in a five-gallon tank to put anything with him? If so, are ghost shrimp the best choice?
Just for info...the five-gallon is the kit from Walmart, it comes with a filter, in addition I have a Tom's mini-filter with adjustable flow that I will use if the Walmart filter is too strong. Of course, I will be putting a Hydor Theo 25-watt heater in it and keeping it at 80 degrees. I plan to use glass stones on the bottom, three small silk plants, and a small "cave" I built with river rocks and aquarium silicone.