Okay when I got other fish for my tank I knew it was more for me then Xochi. Really I was expecting for him to be angry at me and maybe, at best, he would ignore the other fish [bottom feeders]. He is, after all, rather aggressive seeming and I was fully ready to keep the fish in different tanks.
Well... Xochi loves my Oto Cats. Never once did he attack or chase them. Though he did give them odd looks at first.
Now he works hard to hang out with them during the day when they are less active, even pushing himself under part of the log to hang out next to them. He also likes to lay on the leaves they are grazing over and he almost seems to hide them with his fins from me when I spook him. Draping his body over the closest one and flaring at me.
All in all its bizarre behavior.
One of the Oto's is a eggy female that he's smitten with. She's the one he hangs out with the most and yesterday I checked in on her and she was chilling out on a leaf with him near her. A while later I checked back in and she now had a bubble nest around her. It was too dang amusing.
Anyone else have their Betta decide they felt like being friendly with their other fish?