04-27-2012, 09:39 AM
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Agree with what AbbeysDad said.
I keep African Cichlids and with fry I always have them in a bare bottom tank, with feeding the fry 3-4 times a day it can sometimes get messy in the tank quick..the tank I have is a 40g breeder, I could get away with using a smaller tank but the extra space is beneficial.
Should the need arise I can always split the tank with a divider and still have a lot of room for fry.
Now the smaller fish a 10g would be perfect, it gives plenty of room and with a bare bottom is easy to maintain..as mentioned a sponge filter is all you really need, plus heater, when not in use, keep the sponge filter in the back corner of the main display tank, that way it is cycled and ready to be used if necessary.
It also gives you a QT / Hospital tank that can be setup, if the sponge is still cycled, very quickly again should the need arise.
Bets of luck with the breeding.