So I stripped my yellow lab and put the wigglers in the tumbler, I was just wondering if these little ones are ready to be put in a grow out tank? Its gonna be their own tank too
Welcome to the sight Nomer, I'd say they are ready also, have you started hatching BBS yet? Or do you have something else to feed them?
If brine shrimp are too much of a hassle I guarantee microworms will work just fine. Even prepared foods work fine, I've fed young Africans crushed flakes along with micro worms and sinking pellets. Once they figure out what food is they aren't too picky.
BBS is about as easy as it gets, you can start today and have shrimp tomorrow. What size tank are you going to use? I like a 5 gal. bare bottom with sponge filter to start with than go up from there, its easer to target feed and clean. Good luck with your fry.
With that being the only tank I would put all the plants/moss or any other type of cover on one side that way hopefully they stay around the cover, it would make target feeding and cleaning easer.
I'll shoot ya a little cichlid fry food tip. First off brine shrimp (live ones) are absolutely amazing as food for them. However, if you can't get a hold of that here is what works like nothin else. Get a coffee grinder, lil electric one from walmart ($9 ish). Take some flakes and some hikarI gold and some dried river shimp and grind that up into a nice powder. Pop that into an old empty fish food container and you have instant fry food. My JD, GT, Convict, FM, and Pacu fry love it and talk about growth.