After moving the remaining critters out of the SW
35G shut down, I left a little food in the front of the tank to entice any hold outs after not feeding for 2 days.
Got a couple snails that was it. Today I saw a hermit so I moved him and noticed that my nice rock which was having some coraline algae on it was no longer in the water due to evaporation, I moved it over a couple inches and saw what looked like a little cave hide out with a few shells and coral pieces around it. A long while ago I got the tinyist little Pistol shrimp maybe about 3-4mm long. Saw him for a few days and then he has been unobserved for months.
There was a Bristle worm sticking his head out of the little bitty cave in the sand and crazy how there was a flat 4-5 inch chunk of rock in there and after lifting it off, there was my now grown 1+ inch cute little Pistol shrimp!!! YAY!!!
Yesterday showed off the fish collection to a family friend. Fun.