Can you have bottom feeders with gravel?
I am new to the hobby and in the middle of cycling a 10 gallon tank. Right now my tank has a gravel substrate. Blue/green multicolored basic stuff from Petco. If I knew what I know now, I probably would have gone with sand, but for now, it's staying gravel.
Are there any corydoras or shrimp that would be OK with a rough, gravel bottom? It seems that every description of corys I read say that they should be in sand so they don't damage their barbels. And shrimp seem to like to sift through the sand as well. I like the idea of having a small, peaceful cleaning crew in there, once I can add more fish. And I'd rather not deal with snails.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.