The LFS not giving you some credit for your fish shows their true colors.
Did the live fish store test your salinity with a refractometer?
I agree and no they didn't. He retested the water and said it was just fine and showed me the colors. Then blamed it on me saying I HAD to have put something in the tank that poisoned the water, like maybe cleaning agents. When I totally denied that he then said it could be something as simple as something on my hands and would give me a "discount" on new fish.
Whatever. Ill chuck this up to a very expensive lessoned learned. Ill be starting a new tank (from scratch this time!!) as soon as I can but since I just put $300 into this tank, Ill have to save up a bit. Ill keep working on this one and pray some of whats left make it.
So far I have left the damsel fish (which I'm giving him away because he is too aggressive), 2 firefish, 1 cleaner yellow goby, and 1 yellow clown goby who has just looked SO sick but refuses to die so who knows.
Ive lost 2 clown fish, 1 worm, and 1 blue neon cleaner...basically all my favorites. (Lost 3 fish, 1 worm, and various snails)
On the flip side, I must have a super worm! The LFS
guy (not the idiot place who sold me this but the private dealer trying to help me) suggested I remove the worms 2 days ago because I had dumped that freshwater gallon in there and he expected them to die. He figured it was better for me to move them than have them start decomposing in the tank right now so suggest I put them in a container with tank water and airstone. So I did that and the one worm was definately dead but other was still alive. So he sat in that water for a day, just an airstone and cold water. He spewed something all over the bowl and I expected him to be dead. Went to throw him out last night and Ill be danged if he wasnt still alive! (Water had no heater.) Since the main tank seemed to be stabalizing I put him back just to see. The hermet crabs all jumped right on him and started pulling and eating at his casing. I expected to see a half eaten worm this morning but he's wide open and eating. Crazy! He's been handled several times, dealt with whatever was in the water, a big salinity drop, a cold bowl and he's still alive. If he makes it, Im calling him Super Worm.
P.S. The fish I'm not going to keep, Im going to give to that other fish store (the private guy trying to help me). Maybe he can at least give them a good home. I don't want to bring them back to the other place for even a partial credit. I think Im just done with them.
Ill be doing another water change today and will do my first testing at home. Ill report. Thanks for helping everyone!