Thanks for this. It makes sense that most distributors would do this but it's still good to read. A friend who runs an LFS mentioned receiving a bag of fish that were affected by ammonia poisoning. He said it was an awful thing to see and even worse watching them die one by one.A lot of distributors do that already, they also don’t feed the fish for days to prevent waste during shipment
I agree testing salinity would have been a good idea, but I would tend to trust Biota more than I would a lfs. Also, even if the shipping salinity was lower than 1.024 he acclimated it to his tank. I personally doubt salinity was the culprit.Sounds like a salinity problem. If you didn’t check it yourself on arrival then you don’t know the salinity. Don’t take anyone’s word for it, TEST don’t TRUST.
So we found him and I actually bust out my old 75 gallon tank and set up as a quarantine real fast.. it has no filtration on it but better than a bucket, should I leave the power head on all night? Also it seems he won’t eat anything, I’m guessing from the stress