I went ahead and returned the CBS to the store two weeks ago. I got a peppermint shrimp the day after, and added him without problems. He's still in there, although I only see him sticking his head out of his hiding spot once or twice a day.
Last weekend, I went to get a scarlet cleaner shrimp. I drip acclimated him for 30-40 mins before adding. I found him dead the next day. I figured I just got unlucky, so today I went out to get a replacement. I drip-acclimated him 30 min, then put him in. My fish went ballistic, and the clown proceeded to bite off his antennae. I fed the fish, then turned off the light, but it was too late. One hour later the shrimp was dead.
I'm starting to regret getting rid of the CBS, and I wonder if this isn't some kind of sign that I'm not supposed to have a scarlet cleaner
Any thoughts? Give up? Try again?
My water parameters are: