i have a tank with afirican cichlids and a couple females are holding. i would like suggestions on what plant i should i get to float or plant for the fry to hide in and get a little nibble if need be?
the duckweed I've seen doesn't really grow roots and wouldn't provide much protection for fry. You could try water lettuce as well, it grows pretty big roots. A lot of the stem plants will do well if left floating in a tank, java moss is easy to keep alive and probably the best plant for hiding fry.
i use something called guppy grass (aka naja grass) i bought it real cheap online and i pull big handfulls out and feed it to my adults for a treat .... its overgrown my fry tanks... they cant eat it fast enough