Yesterday I purchased a Randalli's Pistol shrimp and a Yasha goby for my 10 gallon cube. It was a five hour trip from the shop to my apartment, but they were in seperate bags filled with oxygen and transported in a thick styrofoam box. When I got home I drip acclimated them. The shrimp seems to be doing fine, but the Yasha Goby just lies in the same spot on the bottom of the tank as it did when I left the tank eight hours ago!
I acclimated them in a small glass cube I have as a QT tank and when I was going to put the Yasha Goby in the DT it took some tries with the net, say 6-7 times, before I got him in and added him to the DT. Could this stress cause my Yasha Goby to go into this "trance"? Or is it simply dead?
I plan to go to classes now and perhaps approach it with a chopstick or something to check if it responds when I return. Anyone would care to second that?