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Agreed, don't put others of the gouramI family with bettas - you're bound for a fight. Same with angelfish. I wouldn't exactly recommend rummies for a betta either since they are very active and can stress out your betta. Stick with smaller rasbora species and cories. The pleco will also do fine. I have no experience with kribs but have read a lot of other people don't advise them with bettas at all.
 
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Ok, I have decided on a gorgeous betta...
Will put in 5 pandas, 1 bristlenose, a group of cherrie shrimp, maybe a dwarf African frog......I still want some schooling fish but may want them mostly silver . Any suggestions s and how does this sound?
 

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Ok, I have decided on a gorgeous betta...
Will put in 5 pandas, 1 bristlenose, a group of cherrie shrimp, maybe a dwarf African frog......I still want some schooling fish but may want them mostly silver . Any suggestions s and how does this sound?
That sounds a lot better. Have you looked into celestial pearl danios before? I have some and they're amazing. They're not silver and they shoal more than school, but they have amazing colors - navy blue body, red/orange fins with black stripes, and little gold spots all over. They're my favorite nano species. Harlequin rasboras, chilI rasboras, and ember tetras school a bit more and also are not silver but are certain to get along with a betta and relatively easy to find.

I would also note that there's been a huge issue with panda cories dying on people for no reason lately. No one really knows why - it could be a panda-specific disease or something, but just a warning. Many people would probably recommend to steer away from pandas and choose a different type of cory instead.
 
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Thanks for the heads up on the cories. I will think of another alternative. May be the shrimp and BN pleco will be sufficient. I will look at the pearl danios. Maybe the harlequin rasboras
 
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Could I put some xray tetras with the betta? Or are all tetras a no.
 

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Xrays aren't known to be fin nippers so they should work. They are more on the shy side so if anything the betta would chase them off.
 

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