I'm getting myself a ten gallon tank soon! I want to divide it three ways and have three bettas, some ghost shrimp, and a mystery snail or two. I need advice on a few things though.
1. If one of the bettas is a female, would putting her in the middle section make it less stressful for the fish than if I put two males next to each other?
2. I'm going to have live plants. My java fern in my 2.5 gallon tank is growing more java ferns on its tips, so I'm going to try to have a few of those. I'm also going to get a few other types of plants- maybe water wisteria and amazon sword. How do live plants affect the cycling of the tank? Would I be able to keep the fish in there while it cycled, or would I still have to wait to add them?
3. In what order should I introduce the snails, shrimp, fish? Or does it not really matter?
4. Lastly, any recommendations for aquarium kits, heaters, filters, etc?
Thank you so much in advance! I'm so excited! :D