Hello! I'm currently cycling my planted 29g which will eventually hold a pair of cockatoo apistos. I'll be putting in some small schooling species as well, and I'm hoping to get fish that won't interfere with breeding if I decide to breed the apistos. I was originally planning on getting a dozen celestial pearls, since I've kept them in the past, but the price has gotten really steep in the past few years and I don't think I want to spend $84 on a dozen tiny fish right now
I'm probably going to go with pencilfish instead, but I'm wondering if I can add just a few celestial pearls as well? What's the smallest number you'd recommend keeping celestial pearls in?
Also, I adore Emerald Dwarf Rasboras/Danio Erythromicron, but I'm not sure if the breeding apistos might get too rough for them?
What do you guys think?