ok so I have my moderately planted 60 gallon tank with 2 pieces of driftwood. I plan on adding more planted and getting more into a heavy planted tank setup, but I will wait until my co2 system is in place. right now I am using co2 in a bottle. anyways, the reason for the post is this:
i currently have 4 cardinal tetras, 1 blue ram, 1 dwarf puffer, and 7-8 ghost shrimp.
my main concern is with the DP, i have read conflicting reports that the DP should be housing by themselves and some say it is a DP can be housed in a community tank. my observation thus far is good. the tetras have swam by the DP without a territory conflict or fin nipping. the DP for the most part is doing a lot of exploring.
the ram even before the DP came into the tank has been in hiding most of the day. to my knowledge he has not even come to the front of the tank.
my questions are as follows:
should a blue ram be so shy?
what do people think about my DP and Ram and tetras in the same tank setup?
obviously i have plenty room for more fish .. any suggestions?
can i put a beta in the tank?