I'm in the process of cycling a new ten gallon for my betta and debating future tankmates for him. It's a play sand substrate, roughly two inches deep, with about 20 ounces of polished glass gravel mixed in for looks. I know this will require stirring to prevent those nasty gas pockets. I'd like to get some critter(s) to do this for me!
I'm torn between cories and malaysian trumpet snails. The crazy breeding habits of the snails put me off a bit, but not entirely. Gallifrey has eaten ghost shrimp placed in is tank before, but that might just be predation, not aggression. This is also a much bigger tank, with a planned mix of live and silk plants to hide in.
Any other suggestions for sand stirrers would be great, too. Thanks in advance!