Is it common to not naturally have a good pod population after a year? I had my 38G w/ 10G sump up for a year, and then I got a Mandarin. NOTE THIS IS NOT TO PURSUADE ANYONE INTO GETTING ONE. But 've had pods
from the get go, probably because I got some good cured rock from Premium Aquatics right away, and put a lot of their rock rubble in there that even had a pebble sized layer that was teaming with life. I've only had the mandarin for 2 months, but he seems to always be munching on something, be it rock, glass, powerhead. I did get sad the other week when I saw it at tnight, colorless, thought he was a gonner. I didn't realize they go pale camo at night to blend in. A month ago I got a canary blenny. I should have researched better. I say taht because he doesn't eat anything I put in there. He just eats in the same areas as the Mandarin, but in the sand too. The canary blenny looks like he has such a tiny mouth so I got some frozen baby brine to see if he'd eat them (yeah I realize not a whole lot of nutrition in that) but he doesn't care about that. It is funny to see the clowns go after what looks like nothing in the water. Are they generally a pod eater? Both of them look healthy, at least to my eyes.