OK this may seem like a stupid question, but...
I am just getting into betta care and have had a crowntail male alone in a 1.5 gallon tank for about 6 months. I recently decided to get a 6.6 gallon tank and add some additional housekeeping residents - specifically 1 ghost shrimp, 2 dwarf albino corys, and 1 apple snails.
I intend to keep the smaller tank going as a quarantine, and to house any additional ghost shrimp in case my betta decides that they are snacks rather than friends. I will probably thrown a snail in that one too to help with algae.
so my question is... how can I tell if my solitary male is aggressive before I stick him with the others? He seems shy to me - moves away from my finger and sometimes flares at me if I stare at him closely (LOL). Are these signs of an aggressive personality? Or is it simply that I will have to experiment a bit and 'find out' when I introduce the tankmates?
Thanks for your advice in advance. :)
ps. After reading greentea's sorority thread, I wonder if I should just get a female betta for the 6.6 tank and keep my male in the 1.5 gallon? The reason I got a bigger tank is because the 1.5 is a PITA to clean, maintain temp, and seems to get algae'd up really quickly.