Time to panic yet?
Just added a diamond watchman goby to my 125 reef yesterday. Drip acclimated and he was really healthy looking going in. He looked to have adjusted well last night. He was sifting the sand bed and was right out in the front of the tank. Just got home and I can't find him anywhere. Not sure if he is just hiding or if he is a goner already. I have egg crate covering the whole tank. I searched all around the tank just in case. No evidence of a jumper.
His tank mates include a maroon clown that is fairly territorial but did not go after the goby yesterday at all. A blonde naso, a fox face, a perc clown. Inverts include lots of hermits (blue legs and scarlets) emerald crabs, a serpent star, a purple lobster, skunk cleaner shrimp.
Any ideas if any of these guys should be suspects? The goby was only about 3". Significantly smaller than most of the fish. Even the perc clown is bigger than him. Is the lobster a possibility? I thought that they were safe but those claws look like fish grabbers.
Last time I added fish, I put in 3 green chromis and they all disappeared slowly over the course of like 10 days. With them, I thought it was disease but I never found any remains.
I dunno, maybe I am just over reacting and he is hiding in some crevice.