Originally Posted by Marc118
Well heposted the mantis in his tank 2 hours after his initial post. That is not long enough of a drip IMO
Yes, I posted hours after I began acclimation. This is my secondary forum. I am a member of a local club and mainly post there, in addition to that mantis forum. I needed as many opinions as I could get, so I posted here as well.
With that said, I'm agreeing with you - even 4 hours isn't enough time. But he went in around midnight. Not much more I could do at that point. I had to get him down to 1.025 that night and unfortunately I do have respossiblities and had to get to bed. And yes, I know I said 1.023 originally. I replaced the tank water with water from my reef so I didn't have to get him to 1.023 - I had plenty of time while I waited for acclimation. I wasn't about to leave an almost 6" mantis in a plastic bag over night. Oh, yeah - did I mention the lfs
gave him to me in a plastic bag? Yeah, that's another story. Anyway All I could do is get him down to 1.025 by midnight-ish and hope for the best. It's over now. He's still alive. Hopefully he'll survive and regenerate his appendages. He ate some raw shrimp today - so, I'm hopeful. I wrote a scathing letter to the store and posted a long winded (as usual) message to local reefers warning about the incident. I understand these things can happen, but the store's customer service and attitude was unforgivable in my opinion.