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Just found fry in my tank..... HELP!

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Hi all,
Sorry, this is probably a very stupid question-
I have a 47 gallon African Cichlid tank. I didn't really expect to have to deal with breeding because I have tried to get all different types of cichlids (I realize this may not have been the best plan... but regardless).
I just found fry in the tank- no idea what they even are but my peacock and red zebra have both been hiding more than usual, so one of those would be my quess.
Anyhow, there are at least 3 fry that I've seen- they are about 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch. We have lots of porous rocks of all different sizes and some fake plants....
I have NO idea what to do! That goes for everything- feeding... helping them hide etc....
I'm very new at this (so please be gentle with criticism)... I'm doing my best to learn as much as I can!!
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Let nature take its course since there might be a good chance they are hybrids.

With enough hiding places the lucky ones grow to maturity.
Survivor fry usually find enough to eat without special feeding in my tank. And I have found if I try to feed them specifically, all that happens is that the adult attention is drawn to them...chomp!
There are no stupid questions(well maybe but this one is not) I agree, let nature take its course but on the good side atleast you know your tank is healthy. Congrats on your first fry.
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