Yesterday I put together a food breeding tank, where I was HOPING to cultivate feeder shrimp, pods
and macro algae out of in order to feed the variety of life here in my reef/fish only tanks.
The 20g has three chunks of (very) live rock in it.
So I acclimate my feeder shrimp and put em in.
No sooner had I walked to the sink to dispose of the waste water and come back.... the feeder shrimp are getting mowed down by a BUNCH of tiny bristle worms.
It's like they paralyzed the shrimp and sucked their guts out 8O
Out of 20 feeders, I have 3 left...
Is that normal?
While I respect the life in these rocks, I can't very well have a food tank if something in the food tank eats everything... will they chill out a little now that they've had a feast, or should I eradicate them?
(I really hate to boil the rock or something, it has some freebie coral and fan worms stuck to it)