Well, I'm sad to say that it is too late for this little guy. He died last night.
That being said, I AM getting another one. I really liked watching him hunt down and stalk ghost shrimp.
I still would like to know what happened so I can avoid it in the future. I never fed him silverslides. He only ate frozen krill, mysis and jumbo mysis, and live marine ghost shrimp. There are a couple things I think may have been the culprit.
He might have had a blockage.
He ate "bad" shrimp. I bought them at a place I never buy fish, but I thought that ghost shrimp are usually not prone to disease. That being said, I am NEVER buying from that store again. They were the only ones who had the shrimp in stock at the time.
The guy at the LFS
said he may have ingested an air bubble from the surface.
Either way, I don't think there is anything I could have done after he got sick. It is a helpless feeling when you see them suffering and there isn't anything you can do.