01-01-2007, 09:32 PM
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I'll check on a species of cory that stays small and is somewhat easy to find, I just forget the name at the moment.
As for the shrimp, I doubt you'll have problems with the swordtails eating them. I raise ghosties in my 55 livebearer tank, among others, and the swordtails don't pay them any attention. Once the java moss fills out, the ghosties will enjoy hiding under and in that, where the fish can't reach them.
I would go with the 2 male swordtails over the 3 platys unless you're going to keep the platys all male, too. Swordtails can reach 5 inches easily, while platys tend to top out about 3 - 3 1/2 inches. If you're looking for something smaller, brighter... consider coral platys? They are a dwarf species of platy and top out at about 1 - 1 1/2 inches instead of 3, though they do breed just as much, so again, I'd stick with males in a tank that size unless you have another tank for raising fry, and an outlet for them when you get too many.
Your stocking scheme sounds good to me, I'll post asap with the name of some corys for you.
Good Luck with it!!!