So I’ve got a nice planted 5g which initially had just one betta. I've added 12 cherry shrimp which have since multiplied, and my betta doesn't seem to care. He just sits in his favourite spot at the back of the tank on top of the heater. Occasionally he does a lap around the tank, but he seems quite happy to sit around doing nothing. This is pretty normal for bettas.
The shrimp have added some life to the tank, but I'm craving more. The middle/top of the tank is so bare. I think a small school of neon tetras would make the tank really come to life. Especially since the betta does so well with his shrimp mates.
Any suggestions/warnings about tank mates for bettas? Or perhaps how to lure my shadow-dwelling Betta into the spotlight?