I am new to community tanks! I have NOT set up my tank yet. I'm currently in the planning/research stage. I want to thoroughly look into everything before I buy, as I don't want to buy fish and not provide them the best environment I can.
I'm looking at doing a 10 gallon tank. Planted. Gravel substrate. Filtered (looking at the aqua clear power filter -110v). Heated (still looking for one).
Obviously, even with the filter and having the tank cycled, I'd need to do water changes. I'm planning on that.
Now that that's all out of the way.
The tank mates I've been looking into the most are:
Celestial Pearl Danios
I don't want anymore than 3 different tank mates with my betta. So 4 fish species total.
My questions are:
How many of each could I do? I understand that most are shoaling fish, and I want to have at least their minimum group size.
Is there a way to calculate tank load for planning purposes?
Are there any interesting fish that would be compatible with bettas that might work?
I really appreciate any advice you guys can offer! It's important to me that, whatever fish I get, they are in an environment that is suitable for them and that they can be healthy in.