I'm starting to get twitchy
I,ve described how full of life my live rock is in my intro and have looked up some of the hitchhickers which I can name, some still battling to find the exact species:
counted 8 crabs, small white hairy with dark purple pinchers and one pom pom red, white and black checkered pattern with bright green polyps or anemones on each pincher. a thick brown polyp thats doubled in size now 4 cm.
3 stomatella, a small white asterina star, lots of copipods and what looks like lots of white worms protruding from the rocks at night, small 2 tone britleworm, there's alot and I'm not sure about those guys. I have red fan worms and green, forgive me (miniture sunflowers?). I'll look them up.
Heres my worry, Im starting to see brown detritis? all over on what was my lovely prestine rocks, 2 days ago brown algae started at the highest rock in the tank, the stringy type, I've just got the torch out and the stomatella are mowing it big time.
Should I be concerned,who cleans the detritus them or me? them=occupants mentioned.
My water is still good, no amonia after a reading of 0.5 on day 2 and back to zero on day 4, we are now 8 days old..I'd hate the wheels to fall off now.