i want a pearl gourami for my 29 gallon community with:

4 glowlight tetras
6 neon tetras
2 otocinclus
2 bolivian rams

Heavily planted

which is very roughly 22 inches of fish atm.

a solo pearl gourami would top off the stocking nicely

BUT then i was thinking.. the solo male would have no purpose in life without a lady friend.

so do i push the stocking limit with a pair

or is solo fine?