I'm just getting back into fishkeeping after 11 years, and I'd like to try something new this time. I used to have a betta in a 2.5g, and platys in a 10g and they were fun, but this time I'd like to get a 10 gallon tank with a betta and some cory cats and create a planted aquascape. I'm going to be moving soon, so I won't be starting until things settle down, but I want to read up on them in the meantime and plan out the tank. Here's my planned tankmates so far:
- Tankmates - Would it be ok to have these fish in the same tank together? I hear that bettas don't really pay attention to bottom-feeders, however the website I've been using to plan the tank Aquavisor says that they may be aggressive towards the shrimp. But when I look at other articles they say that they're compatible. I'm wondering if anyone has any personal experience with this?
- Plants: I want to plant this aquarium, and I have no clue where to start! I think I'd like some anubias and java fern, but I'm still reading up on the plants. Are there any beginner-friendly plants that bettas, cories, and shrimp like?