I'm new here! I've been trying to search for a correct, accurate answer to this question. I'm sure I am repeating a question that has been asked many times, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I'm very sorry if I am!
We have had Carlos, our red male Betta, for over a year now. He is great! He makes us laugh all the time. We say he is a true member of our family as we often see him lounging at the bottom of his tank, asleep. The first time we saw him do this, we thought he had died! But it's just him being lazy as we say. He is such a funny fish. I dont care what everyone might think, but we believe Carlos has a personality all his own!
He lives in a filtered 5 gallon tank. He has a rock cave that he sleeps inside every single night, with lots of fake plants. He seems to be a very happy camper. He eats great, too.
We always clean his tank, but we often find that his cave in particular grows algae very quickly.
Is there a tankmate that would live with Carlos? We are open to fish, frogs, shrimp, and snails. We just want something small that would help out with the algae growth. Is there anything at all?