What fish could live with my female betta?
Hi! I'm new here. My name is Arianna, I'm 17 and I'm from PA. I have a betta instagram called @bettasnfriends and if you would like to see pictures of the fish or tank that I am talking about please look at my two recent posts as I can not post them here.
Tomorrow my baby betta (who isn't too tiny anymore) will be making a leap from a one gallon tank to a ten gallon tank! I finally got around to cleaning out another tank from when my old girl passed away, and even though Octavia is still not full grown she deserves some more space to swim... but I want her to have friends.
I bought her as what I thought was a double tail and was labeled as a baby male at petco, but she has an egg spot. She also hasn't gotten too big in the 3-4 months I have had her.
Mack (my former girl) is the only betta I've trusted to be in a tank with other fish: two zebra danios, two guppies, a bunch of ghost shrimp and two other guppies (only one type at a time). I think Octavia is calm enough to live with some others, but I need help to decide what to get.
The tank is 10 gallons.
It has a filter.
It can have a heater, but I only have two so I would move one if they need it more.
It does have a lot of fake plants and ceramic hideouts, not many on the top half of the tank though.
I would prefer them to be in the $1-2 range at petco or petsmart.
Please give me some ideas for species to get (I already know the guidelines to fish that are often good with bettas, but I would like specifics), as well as how many I could have in the tank (and also how many ghost shrimp I could also have). I also like fish within a species that look different, so I can name them and tell them apart.
Should I buy half of them tomorrow, add Octavia, then buy the other half later this week?
Any suggestions are welcome!