Ok, so soonish when my new 10 gallon cycles I'll be moving my betta over from his 2.5 gallon. I want him to have some tank mates, but I can't decide what to put in. Betta in question (Dodo) is a very mellow guy. He only flares at stuff that looks like him or at his reflection. He refuses to eat ghost shrimp (but he likes to swim with them, and one of the ghost shrimp liked to swim with him until it turned into Hannibal Lecter and ate the other shrimp, confirmed it wasn't Dodo munching). He doesn't overeat (he ignores food after 3-4 pellets) so feeding tank mates won't be an issue.
Tank info when finished: 10 gallon, cycled, filtered, heated, driftwood, gravel substrate, low light/maintenance live plants, fluorescent lights.
I'm definitely not relying just on this post to decide, but I'd like to hear suggestions so I don't stock it and then find something else and go "I wish I got these instead".
So far what I was thinking was:
1 school of 6 of either cories, otos or neon/cardinal tetras
1 amphyb/invert (multiples where proper like with ghost shrimp) or maybe a combination of 1 adf and shrimp/snail
But I can't decide on the school or the amphyb/invert, and I hope that wouldn't overstock the tank. I'd like something fairly active because Dodo is a curious, playful spazz. For those with small community tanks what do you have, and what are your experiences (pros/cons) with those species?
Oh, 1fish2fish, I have a question for you. Do you mind if I PM you?