My fire shrimp (spencer) has been very happy it seems for over a week and a half now. he eats regularly is a little more active. he is yet to molt, is this bad?!
I plan on a lfs run this weekend, going to check out 3 of the more talked about places near me. On my list is more test equipment (calcium, iodine), a vacuum for the sand and my clown. The water has been very stable and my shrimp has been doing good, unless one of the store's employes tells me to wait (or someone on here, but at this point (it will be 5 weeks when i get him i believe, i think its ok). Any maybe my first coral? mushroom perhaps?
any input suggestions comments would be great. I will be updating this thread to keep a log of the tank and how things are going.
Your tank is looking great so far!
As for the fire shrimp- that's nothing to be concerned about (especially if he is larger, as they molt much less frequently once they're adults). When he is about to molt, you will see him less frequently and he will most likely hide out in his favorite cave for a few days.
For your first coral, I would recommend some form of "polyped" coral
. Most all of them adapt to any form of lighting, flow, parameters, etc. (of course, growth will be best under their ideal conditions). You could also consider green star polyps or xenia, which are both considered among the heartiest of corals- hobbyists often have issues (mainly in larger tanks) with either being too hearty and taking over the tank due to their fast growth rates and difficulty to kill.
However, both are beautiful (with green star polyps being a fluorescent green and xenia displaying a very interesting pulsing behavior
). Good luck!
Edited by JaneG, 31 August 2011 - 08:41 PM.