So I've got all three of my boys in a divided tank now. They all seem quite pleased to have 3.33 gallons each. They were in 1.5 gallon water wonders before, so I'm really happy to give them each twice the space they had. I'd like to each a low-maintenance scavenger and cleaner of sorts. My options for the space available, even filtered and heated, really are just snails and shrimp.
From what I've read in other threads, snails are kind of like little squishy poop machines. I'm looking for someone to clean up, not make more messes. So shrimp would be ideal. However I'd like something a bit more durable than the usual ghost shrimp. Less likely to be perceived as a snack.
Rainbow shrimp are so lovely, and bamboo shrimp seem to get to a big size. I also looked Amano shrimp, but as each boy has one live plant (Roland and Pei Ling have java fern, Mitch has an anubias) I don't know if they would be a good choice, as I read they'll eat soft plants right up.