Hi I'm relatively new to fish keeping and looking to get some fish! My tank is cycled and the latest residents (shrimp) were added 3 weeks ago and have been thriving. It is a planted tank with CO2 and a good number of stem plants, floaters, as well as a nice honking piece of driftwood. I've been leaning towards some cardinal tetras and corydoras but not sure how many or if it would be smart to mix them since I've read that both enjoy having enough friends to shoal. I've considered a betta but I've heard they can sometimes be a shrimp bully and generally not play well in community tanks (so I'm interested, but not optimistic about this option currently).
- Is stocking corys and tetras together a good idea? If yes, how many of each?
- Are there other good relatively-easy fish? I like colorful and/or goofy personalities.
- Is it possible to have a betta in a community tank? Are there ways to find a laid back betta?