Mo honestly, I would totally get those fish, but I am limited to what is around me as I when I buy the neons I am not gonna buy them all on the same day. I will buy like 4 the first day, then another day I will buy some more, and then get the rest so the bacteria can catch up. I don't want their to be a bad ammonia spike and kill all the fish. I am not getting cardinals as they are more sensitive because they still wild catch them...
It will have some plants with Ecocomplete, roottabs, and lots of fertilizers. Ecocomplete doesnt have enough nutrients to keep it going so you need to use additional fertilizers with it.
For the gourami I was thinking flame, neon or honey. If I can find honey that is lol, i may get one from Aquabid, but that all depends if I can find just one for sale that looks good.
My favourite is the neon. :) I've actually found cardinals are no less hardy than neons. Neons are so overbred these days they die at the drop of a hat, whilst cardinals seem much stronger. Our cardinals are tank bred, though, and it does vary from area to area. :)
Mo, that's pretty much one of my dream stockings! If only I didn't kill rasboras. :p
I vote flame dwarf gourami. All the neons I've seen are either incredibly washed out looking, or the contrast of red/blue is just too much for the eyes.
Maybe QT the gourami for a while in case of dwarf gourami disease? Not sure how fast you'd notice it, though. An aquabid breeder would be a safer bet than a pet store one I'm sure.