Hey everyone! I'm new here so I hope this thread is in the right place and okay. So I'm planning to start a tank for a Betta later this month, and I've been doing a little research and trying to figure out details but I'm still not sure if what I want will work or just what's best in general. I want to get one male Betta, but I was thinking it might be nice to have some other creatures in there too- so I was looking at things like snails and such. Right now what I'm thinking about is having the Betta, a snail, and maybe a ghost shrimp. As for the tank, I've been looking to get a 5-10 gallon tank, because I don't want anything too big (or expensive) in my little apartment. However, my dad pointed out that a 10 gallon tank would be really heavy and that might be a problem, so he suggested this 6.5 gallon tank at walmart ). I kind of like this tank, but I really just want to make sure that 6.5 gallons will be enough space for having 3 organisms- if anyone can help with that? So far I've read that having a snail with a betta and a ghost shrimp with a betta can be okay (some people have success adding the ghost shrimp, and others don't so I figure I can atleast try it out)- but again, I want to ask if this really is okay, and also if having the 3 of them together is okay. I think I was looking into Nerite snails because I read they need brackish water to breed, also. So as far as this "community" composition goes- does it sound okay? Another thing I'm really stuck on is that I would like to get a live plant for my tank, but I really don't know what are good plants to get. I would like something that can work in the size tank I'm looking for, will be good for the fish I want, and isn't too obnoxiously difficult to take care of. So if anyone has any good knowledge of aquatic plants and can help me out with this, that would be awesome! I think those are all my big questions/concerns right now, so I'd really love it if some more experienced people could help me out a little. I haven't bought anything yet (and can't for a couple weeks), so I'm still very open to suggestions and whatnot. Thanks!