I floated then was drip-acclimating a Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp from the LFS
& he died before I even got him in the tank. I've never lost an animal acclimating it!! Heck, I've only ever lost 2 Bengaii Cardinals weeks apart. The 1st I had had a few weeks, then 1 I had had a few months, died a few weeks later. I still have 1. Haven't lost any other SW
animals. I know inverts can be sensitive but I've added hermit crabs, an emerald crab, several snails & a horseshoe crab. So I'm not new to this. So disappointing... I already have a SS Cleaner Shrimp in the tank so I doubt it's a water quality issue. Anybody have any thoughts before I get a replacement shrimp?
I have FW
tanks also. I probably have purchased 30+ FW
fish & have only ever lost 2, a Neon Tetra (after 1wk) & a Cory (around 1mo, I still have the other 1s I bought w/ it). That's it. I think I've got a pretty good track record. I'm really reluctant to try to add anything expensive to the tank b/c right now I'm out about $65 worth of fish lately. Probably minor compared to what others have lost... Plus quite frankly, every lil creature who passes breaks my heart.