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That SUCKS!

I just purchased 10 lyretail anthias from TSM (first time ever buying preqt). One was DOA (I got refunded) but the same day 2 died. They came with bacterial infections. I think another one is gonna die as well.

The guarantee only covers DOA. Sucks.
Sorry to hear that. Super sucks. At this point I’m not sure it’s worth it to buy pre-qt/conditioned. I don’t think I have ever had this many losses that were not doa from heat or cold shipping but died a day or two later.
 
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As I feared the dot dot dash infection spread fast. It’s till in the 3 day window though so hopefully replacement although hate to see it happen. Can see the red. Not sure if happened in shipping or was previous wound.
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Looks like a bacterial infection to me. :(
 
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Another one bites the dust.


Will see how he counts his 3 days.

Thurs fri sat or as I hope:


Thursday 11:35am to Friday 11:35am - day 1
Friday 11:35 to Saturday 11:35 - day 2
Saturday 11:35 to Sunday 11:35am - day 3

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He will replace the wrasse as well.

Fingers crossed the blue stripe butterfly can be weaned on other food. My friend had some montis and acro skeletons so out masstick on the monti. It was already pecking at coral but here it’s pecking at the one with masstick so fingers crossed!

 
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Any ideas why?
Nope. It never ate but didn’t have obvious issues besides that. I ordered $80 of black worms to try and temp it to eat but it died before then. Since it was under a week in the system I am guessing it wasn’t a healthy fish to start with.

remaining fish are doing great including the biota angelfish
 
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Got the second shipment from dr reef. All livestock looks healthier this time. Fingers crossed. No pic of diamond goby as he is too hard to hold. He did accidentally send the wrong fish, a blue spot instead of a tear drop. I emailed him and he said he would send the correct fish and a replacement Pakistani which is very cool as it was outside the 3 day and he isn’t asking for shipping again. So will see how these guys do but hopefully this will end up as a positive experience.

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