Quite frankly, because of mantis shrimp I am not sure I could recommend live rock from Florida at this point.
My so called rock crabs went after my clowns within hours of being introduced on Saturday. Luckily I got them out before the innocent clowns were taken.
Now I have a mantis to deal with, about an inch and a half long. I yanked the rock and poked around it while it was placed in one of my five gallon water change buckets. Nothing. I then rinsed the rock with RO
I have standing ready for top off, nothing. I then poured hot tap water on as Fenner suggests, nothing.
I put the rock back in and he is back before evening falls.
If that son of a gun gets my clowns I'll be ticked to say the least
My rock from Florida is beautiful but it isn't worth losing fish over.
I suppose I'll go home tonight and find my hermits and snails gone.
This really has me bent.