I've had cherries in the past, and have bred bettas before, so I'm familiar with the temperments of both fish, but the barbs were in a community tank whereas when I kept bettas before I kept the females together and the males in their own containers (roughly 1g each). I've been looking through the profiles here and the information elsewhere looking at parameters etc. so I think it just comes down to personality at this point. We've been lucky enough to have, what I see as a very mellow male, but I'd like to know if anyone else has had luck with this particular combination.
I'd also seen some have luck with dwarf gourami and a betta, but my concern there is lack of tank space, I've only got a 10g at the moment.
I wouldn't mind a dwarf frog, but the tank we have has plants growing out the top (on purpose), and they tend to jump out :/
Thanks in advance!
PS. I do have the tank in question posted in my aquariums here for your perusal. The betta is now in the 10g by himself and no longer in the 2g holding tank.