Just so's you know, Pygmy Cory are not really bottom dwellers; they spend a majority of their time mid-tank. Salt and Pepper/Habrosus are the only true bottom dwelling small Cory.
So maybe my advice is an overstock then. I didn’t realize that about cory’s, I would have considered my pandas bottom dwellers. Learn something new every day!Just so's you know, Pygmy Cory are not really bottom dwellers; they spend a majority of their time mid-tank. Salt and Pepper/Habrosus are the only true bottom dwelling small Cory.
That’s really good to know! I’ve never actually owned any pygmy but I thought them the same. So maybe the op could switch to pandas?You're right, Pandas are bottom dwellers. There may be others, but Pygmy and Hastatus are the only Cory of which I'm aware that are mid-tank dweller. They will go to the bottom but Habrosus stay there and constantly clean. My Pygmy and Hastatus have always spent more time leaf cleaning the Anubias.
So, nope, you didn't suggest overstocking.
That looks awesome! The only I'd recommend is adding a bit more plants. Other than that its seems like you are going to have a very happy fish!
I'm about to reveal how much trivia is kept in my head.Generally I go by a 1 gallon/inch of fish rule. So I don’t think you can fit a school of corries and a betta and tetras in your tanks. I’m not sure if it works differently if you have bottom and top dwellers though. (Edit : I’ve done some research and it looks like a school of 6 corries should be fine in a 10)
I would recommend shrimp ( maybe Amano or larger ghost). Honestly I can’t think of any bottom dwellers that are ideal for a 10 gallon.