I have around 20 to 24 fry in a small 10 gallon. It's official, I have a pair willing to breed. This is their second batch. I suspect she swallowed the fry the first time around. I placed her into a bucket of water and she spit the fry out right away. I have them eating baby brine shrimp, crushed flakes and crushed north fin cichlid pellets. They look bigger now then they did six days ago.