Hey gang....no, he didn't make it. :-( There wasn't anything wrong with him that I could tell, but I'm certain he didn't do it to himself. Plus, later that evening, I saw this same crab on top of one of my snails, so I'm convinced I've got an aggressive crab in there.
And I have to agree with Steve-S. When I was looking up some other references on-line in reference to Linkias, I read a statistic that said Linkias have an average 90% mortality rate within days/weeks of capture. That may be a little on the high side, but still raises an eyebrow. If I'd have read that, I think I might have thought twice about getting one. You would think by now I'd learn not to take LFS
sales person's advice on how easy things are to keep.
By the way, I didn't mean to hijack the thread either...I started by thanking whoever it was for the advice on acclimating stars.
In order of setup:
FW1-16g, 5 Zebra danios, 4 Pristella Tetras, 4 Black Skirt Tetras, 2 Gold Barbs, 1 Brush-nose Pleco
FW2-5g, 1 Baby Gold Marble Angel (raised from fry), 6 Zebra Danios
SW1-75g, (80# LR
), Scarlett hermits, Turbo snails, Percula Clownfish (Gizmo), Oscellaris Clownfish (Whizzer), Indian Yellowtail Angelfish (Mikado), Royal Gramma (Orpheus), Black Sailfin Blenny (Casper), Yellow Tang (Pele), Racoon Butterflyfish (Raptor), Lyretail Anthia (Juliette)
FW3-30g, 2 mated Gold Marble Angels (Oscar/Yenta)
, currently empty
FW4-30g, currently empty
FW5-20g, 2 Gold Angels (non-paired)
SW3-35g (REFUGIUM for SW1) - EVIL ChocChipStar, Nassarius and Turbo snails
SW4-55g, 4 BlueGreen Chromis, King's Crown snail.