Stocking for 10 gallon and 5.5 gallon
Both tanks currently have a single betta male in each. (Ignore the algae, it's slowly cycling out :/ )
I am waiting to add more plants to the 5.5 gallon for cover once the algae thins out a bit more and I have a quarantine tank cycling on the side at the moment.
I'd like to give the bettas some more stimulation as well as fill the tanks a bit. I know community tanks should be 10 gallons + but is there anything I can stick into the 5.5 gallon for algae control? I've had bad experiences with snails and would prefer to steer away from them.
As for the 10 gallon, just looking for some tried recommendations for mid-level and bottom-level stocking as for tips on introducing new fish. The video's and web articles I've seen have indicated to add the new fish after removing the betta and then reintroducing the betta fish.