Not much you can do. Sounds like you know what to do with the drip and all. From what I have read, most shrimp don't do too well at ultra high SG
, or temps. However, it is a mantis. I had one arrive on 'cured' live rock a couple of years ago. I took a very determined bluelined grouper a month or two to get him, but not before he tore up a bunch of smaller fish and ate them. The only time you saw him was in the middle of the night, and even then he would dart back into the 150 lbs of LR
quick. Hope you can see yours, they are very pretty shrimp.
I would be very careful about buying anything else from this LFS
. I have heard of dropping SG
to 1.20 or less for good reasons, but never of raising it that high for any reason, except for dipping LR
during the cleaning process. Sounds like someone is kinda clueless at this place.
I wonder - all these places that 'pre-cure' the LR
before they ship it to you, you would think that they would have a bunch of these guys and they would be cheap. I wonder why not?