Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Um, I don't like Stalkers.
Well, the big fins would be a target for some aggressive girls. I never have kept an EE female so I can't really give you advice on how they act and are. If you want her, buy her. But as Leo said, keep a spare tank just in case of problems. Since white isn't a real colorful hue, the females would less likely attack. Just a theory, though.
The water of a cycled tank hardly has any BB, it's the gravel and media you want. This process is called "seeding". With cups of gravel and lots of media, it should be a cycled tank under 3 weeks or so. It will give you a head start but you would still have to wait a bit.