Hi y'all. First post. I'm setting up a new tank soon; it's a 90 high so I'm pretty excited. For the first 6 months to a year, as an experiment and in order to cycle the tank (and maybe to defray some of the costs of the hobby, since I'm beginning to develop a relationship with my LFS), I want to stock it as a livebearer breeder/community tank with a ton of floating plants around the perimeter of the top to shield the fry. My question is, could I get away with the following, and with which combination of varieties might I have the best chance...? 1 male Molly 1 male Fancy Guppy 1 male Platy 1 male Swordtail 4 Female Mollies 4 Female Guppies 4 Female Platies 4 Female Swordtails 10 Khuli Loaches 1 Chinese Weather Loach 1 Chocolate Albino Pleco I already have 60 or so fry (mostly swordtails, platies, and platy-swordtail hybrids). My dream would be to create a new stable subspecies but I also just like "mutts." I have no qualms about discussing the ethical considerations either and would like to have a better understanding of them. Alternatively, I'm wondering if I could do the same thing but keep it to swordtails and platies, with one male each. I'm not too worried about the lack of a dither shoal given that I plan to absolutely enshroud the upper perimeter in foliage. Any ideas, criticism, advice or feedback are welcome. Thanks for your help.