Returned Some Fish. Need Advice For New Stock

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I returned 5 of my Sterbai Corydoras and my Albino BN Pleco. The Sterbai were not doing well, never did since I got them, they came from a bad batch, and the driftwood was not working in my tank so I can't have a Pleco without driftwood.

I really want a school or a few small bright colored Tetras or something similar. I want to make sure they are compatible with my other fish and my tank parameters so any and all ideas/advice are welcome.

My current stock- 29 gal tank.
1 Dwarf Gourami
1 Female Platy
13 Pygmy Corydoras
4 Sterbai Corydoras
Amano Shrimp

I plan on getting 2 more Sterbai if they have some healthy ones tomorrow.

Water parameters.
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
Ph 7.2
Kh 7
Gh 10

I am really hoping to get some Chili Rasboras if they have them, but if not I would love some other suggestions. TIA!
 
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I actually don't want any more Platys. The female I have is the only one I kept after selling all my others cause she is a sweetheart. She will be the last Platy I have for quite awhile.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have a look at all of those and see what might be available near me. I really like CPDs, but wasn't sure if they would be good in my set up. Glad to know they should be alright.
 

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I think the chilli rasboras would be great. If you can't get them - I second the lambchop or harlequin rasbora suggestion - very underrated fish IMO (they look great once they've settled in - nice black with pink and copper hues).
 
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I honestly really like Harlequin Rasboras, but I wasn't sure if they would pick on the Pygmy Corys or not. They get to about 1.5 - 2in. right?
 

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Harlequins and Lambchops are completely peaceful if kept in a proper school, if not kept in a proper school they will either fin nip or hide all the time.
 
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That is great to know. I just looked up Lambchops and they actually have those at the store I like to go to. They just have them under a different name. I think they are gorgeous!

How many of the CPDs, Harlequins or Lambchops should I get? I was thinking 8 would be a good number but maybe more?
 
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Well if they don't have the Chili Rasboras (which is very possible) I will get some Lamb Chop Rasboras. They catch my eye every time I go in to look.
Thanks everyone!
 
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They also have Purple Rasboras at the store with the Lamb Chop Rasboras. I really like the look of them, but I can't find much on their size. The only thing I found says they stay small like 1 in. max.

Could I do 6 Lamb Chop and 6 Purple Rasboras? Or would it be better to keep just one larger school?
 

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I have 11 lamp chops and really like them, they have awesome orange color when comfortable.. I have seen Harlequin rasboras advertised as purple rasboras, they get bigger!
 
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The Threadfin Rainbow fish are awesome! Unfortunately I have never seen them in any of the stores I have near me. If they don't have healthy stock tomorrow I'll probably just order online again and then maybe I could get some. It's gonna be so hard to choose which ones to get now!
I would do as @goplecos said but if no Chilli Rasboras how about, CPDs, Green Neon Tetras, Normans Lampeyes, Lambchop Rasboras, Harlequin Rasboras, or Threadfin Rainbowfish.
 
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Sorry I was reading about so many that I got them confused. It was another site that said they were smaller, but I'll take your word for it.
Guess that helps me narrow down my selection again. I really wanna go with smaller Tetras if possible, but if not I do love the Harlequins. Guess I'll just have to see what really stands out to me tomorrow.
 
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I went to the store and found some amazing fish, but I could only get 4 Lamb Chop Rasboras. Think they'll be ok for a bit till I can find more to get?
 
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Also in case I can't find more for awhile what are some other fish I could keep them with?
 
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I wondered about that. I didn't know if they'd school together or not. I can get Harlequins anytime.
 
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