I had a betta fish in my 100ltr planted community tank - but had to separate him as I caught him nipping the honey gourami. My last betta was obviously more peaceful as he behaved well with all the fish in there.
Anyways, he's in a temporary 2 gallon tank for now, and I've just bought a 43 gallon bookshelf tank with artificial decor, which I'm cycling now.
I transferred some of the water and filter media and three zebra danios out of my planted tank to give it a head start, but will monitor the readings until it's cycled properly.
Question1. I don't want my betta to be lonely when I transfer him, so what are the best tankmates for him?
Question 2. The PH reading is too high for my liking (7.8). My planted tank reads 6.8 - 7.0 but that's because of teh CO2 and plants in there, I guess. My tap water is 7.8 also. How do i bring this down without putting real plants in there?