ok I hear ya , but my first one was literaly a water change left in a bucket with some clippings in it , I left it on my patio and 3 weeks later noticed some of the trimmings had started to grow and mossies had infested it ,so I threw in three Guppies to save plaugues of mossies and forgot about it by october there were hundreds *great golden wonder panchax food and my lfs gave me a massive tub of food (it was...nearly out of date!) and some new plants for the adults , been doing it ever since , so long as they are in partial shade and are topped up when you remember, NO MAINTAINCE ! for the last 3 years I have been doing this every summer and have had zebras,swords wcmm,blackskirts and even Bettas breed this way ,though honestly these last few do need more attention(basically moving the parents about abit) good way to get the kids involed aswell , give it a go bud, win, win sitch in my opinion .
Ciao 4 now
No they unfortunately hide amongst my background plants. I'm feeding baby brine shrimp in that area so we will see if any make it. My tank has a few predators. But I still see one a day so we will see if his survival instincts are strong thanks!