I have 7 Boraras urophthalmoides that I have had for a few months and just added 10 chili rasbora a couple weeks ago. Sadly, even though they were alive when they arrived, when I followed the directions of the seller on how to acclimate them, 4 didn't make it when I added them to the tank. But the remaining 6 are really doing good. I tried to order some more chili from the seller but they are not replying to email.
I don't know of any where to get them near me and after this one time doing mail order fish - not sure I want to go that route again.
It was my first time getting fish in the mail and they did arrive ok - I feel bad about the fish and it was pretty expensive for only 6 fish to live.
The local quality fish specialty store is having a sale and I'm going tomorrow to get a few more pygmy cory to add to the 4 in the tank.
Since I can't get more chili .....
How would CPD work with the mixed rasboras? There is also one male Endler in the tank. It pretty heavily planted with mostly stem plants, has some Red Root floaters and some water lettuce on top and has more than twice the filtration it needs for the tank size. The parameters are good for CPD - I don't know about how they would do with rasbora and if the rasbora would make the CPD feel safe enough to come out and not hide.
I have to admit I have read about CPD in the past and would need to read up on them more tonight to know about how many to get. There are lots of hiding spots, some driftwood etc. The original Rasboras are pretty friendly and comfortable. They come to the front of the tank when I come in the room. The Chili rasbora are looking good now too and no longer hide. They are out and swimming in the open, at the top and middle level.
I find that I really like the tiny fish. It is a 15 gallon tank but most of my plants are smaller leaves and the scale of the tiny fish works well with the plants.
I currently feed frozen (thawed!) brine shrimp and bloodworms a few times a week, NLS small fish formula, and the cory get bottom feeder tablets and shrimp pellets and occasionally everyone gets some NLS betta pellets. When I am at the fish store I am going to look for frozen Daphnia and baby brine shrimp. Would all that work for CPD?