I just picked up a new Betta and a 10 gallon tank yesterday, got it setup with plants (fake) and other decor, a heater and a filtration system, he pretty much have everything he needs...
But that's an awful lot of tank for such a little fish lol, so I was thinking about getting him some tankmates.
I've been reading that some cory cats are probably the most sure peaceful tankmate to get for a betta, to get about 5 or 6 of them, and that they also clean up the tank a bit too which is nice. I'll need to pick up a cave or two for them to hide in also.
Should I wait until the tank is cycled before getting the cories or should I get them now while my betta is still new to this tank and would maybe be less territorial about it? Also would a snail or two be a good idea? I know that the cory cats need algae wafers, but do the snails need anything? Thanks!