No signs of anything parasitic, and it was showing no signs of problems at the lfs
. The lfs
actually seemed to do a pretty good job of collecting the fish. Didn't use a net. Used one of those acrlic cups that they hang on the side of the tank to put the bags in. Scooped it up with that without much fuss.
I do have about a 25-30 minute drive from the lfs
to my house, then the acclimation time. Could that be causing a problem. I had a problem similar to this with a hippo tang back when my tank was fairly new. I assumed then that it was either just sick, or my tank was not as stable as I thought. Since then, I have only added smaller, more hardy fish, and have not had a single problem.
Right now, I have the fish in a buckt waiting on the qt tank to be ready. It is still breathing, but not moving. I had to pull it because a small crab started to nibble at the fins, and it did not move to get away.
Oh, and all other fish are behaving themselves.