It would be a bad idea. There could be bacteria harnful to the fry. Adults can tolerate much wider range of water chemistry than fry can.
I agree that you don't need to cycle but the tank should be setup with plans at least a couple of days before you put the male in so you get some microfood growing.
I like doing it with my filter in so there's water movement, then I remove it before placing my pair.
As water changes go, you want to prepare your water also a couple of days before your water change and put a heater in the bucket to bring the water temp to the same as your spawning tank. If you use IAL in your spawning tank, you want to trow one in the bucket of water as well to bring the pH closer to the in the tank.