I had another thread but I'm afraid no one would see it and try to help. Here is the old thread but I will give you a quick recap.
Okay, so I had one cleaner shrimp that lasted 8 hours. I explained what had happened to the LFS
and they tested my water, said it was perfect and replaced it, that was today. New cleaner shrimp lasted about 8 hours, dead in the bottom, I tried feeding it off my finger and it took the food but dropped it after picking at it. My water is 1.024 salt, 0 ammonia, 0 trite, 5 trate, 79F, pH 8.5 or so.
I acclimated it just as told: float for 25 min or so, slowly put in some of my water, wait, more water, wait, more water, wait. Didn't help. I haven't check copper but I've never used any meds at all. My crabs seem to be fine as well as all other fishies. What's going on and what am I doing wrong?