Originally Posted by Anitax3x
I used a site and im looking at
4 cory cats - adding one to my 3 already
1 dalmation molly
and 10 cherry shrimp
what do you guys think?
As another poster said, nix the molly. The cherry shrimp will, sooner or later, be hunted by the betta. If you have lots of cover, some will survive and you will probably have babies as well, but they will spend a lot of time hiding with a carnivore that enjoys hunting in the tank! Don't know about the platies and the cherry shrimp. Other members here have reported that their betta coexisted nicely with shrimp for a certain amount of time, then decided to eat their buddy. Amano shrimp are larger and a much better bet with betta. I just got some from a seller on www.plantedtank.net
. I'm being cautious and letting them grow some before putting them in with my betta, but that probably isn't necessary.