my camel back shrimp ate all my macros. im a little upset, but is this normal?
The only way to find out is to test your water and see. Kenya tree and Xenia like a little "dirt"...that's why they are called beginners coral, they do well in tanks where the parameters are unbalanced, and have nitrates. My guess is that your tank is healthy and well kept. The dirtier the tank, the healthier the macros.the macros were caulerpa mexicana. flower i think your right. the macros werent doings so well and i gess when the shrimp went into the macros to eat pods i gess, it shredded the macros. but why do you think they wherent doing well. also my kenya trees arent doing so well. do you think there is not enough nutrients in my water?
where do i buy an iron test kit?My 90g is over a year old too, set up now as a cold water seahorse tank. My macros started to take a dive as well... Beaslebob said they need iron, so I got an iron test and sure enough, not a trace.
He instructed me to get iron vitamin pills from the pharmacy, and dissolve one capsule in a 16oz water bottle and add one cap full to the tank. I only added one dose, and waited. The macros perked right up within a few days. Now when they look bad, I test for iron, and if I don't see a trace, I add a cap full of my magic mixture (after I shake it up) and it's good for a month or so.