So for background: we had a house fire in December and while the fire itself wasn't bad, the smoke damage was really severe and we ended up having to disassemble our 29 gallon tank (containing 2 rescue goldfish) and move out for a month or so. We should be moving back at the end of January, if all things go well. Unfortunately, the one rescue fish didn't make it (he was already sick and was having good days and bad days, but he died shortly after the fire - may have been smoke in the tank?? or just stress, I'm not sure), and we had to rehome the other fish because we have no place to have the tank set up at our temporary place, and we didn't want to deal with moving the tank back and forth. When we get moved back in and the tank gets cycled again we will have a few different options. One option would be to adopt 2 more goldfish and just stick with having a goldfish tank. I absolutely adore goldfish, but I'm not really sure if I want to do this just because it's hard for me to find goldfish around us that aren't sickly. And I don't think I want to try to get our surviving fish back, just because I feel like it'd be too much stress for him to keep moving and he was a bit sick, as well, still (he had made progress, but I could tell that the smoke/soot and moving stressed him out again, and I don't want to push him so hard that he gets worse). The second option, which is my preferred, is to instead use the 29 gallon tank as a community tank. If we do that, I want the centerpiece fish to be a male betta - I do have a few back up betta tanks that could be used if it starts going wrong - but aside from that I'm not sure what to stock with. I've seen a lot of ideas (tetras, rasboras, corydoras, etc) but since I'm not familiar with fish other than Bettas and goldfish, it's hard for me to judge which fish are best and how many. I know that I want to have 1 school at the mid level, and probably a school of corys as well. How many of the schooling fish should I get, and what type would be best for my tank? How many corys would go well with that? And would it be possible to also get a bristlenose pleco, or would that not work with corys/be overstocking? I thought about just putting a betta in the tank because I love bettas and miss having them, but I feel like it'd feel really empty with just a betta, and I've never had a nice community tank. Either way I'm going to put something in it, just because the tank set up was my early Christmas gift from my family, and I feel like it'd be a waste to only use it for a month. Thoughts? Thanks!!