Help!! Yellow Watchman Gobylaying Down!!

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Just got a tiny 1-inch yellow watchman goby for my 10 gallon yesterday (might upgrade bigger in the future). He's doing good in the tank so far. The only thing is that he hasn't eaten yet. Will he eventually eat?

I'm feeding my fish Prime Reef Flakes, and will soon start feeding frozen.

Also, is there any sinking pellets for saltwater? I heard they like to sift through the sand for food.

My yellow watchman goby is laying down on its side on the live rock! It was absolutely fine! It's fins are still moving. I don't know if it's going to die or not! It's also next to a tiny aiptasia anemone! What's wrong?!?!

Can someone help!?!? The fish is really new!!
 

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Well, I'm not a saltwater person, but you didn't list any parameters or anything that would help figure out what happened.
Please list:
Tank mates
Salinity/gravity
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
pH
Temperature
Newest addition and when it was
How long you had the fish
Additional symptoms
Should help salty people help you figure out what happened
 
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Salinity: 1.023
Ammonia: Last check was 0ppm
Nitrite: Last check was 0ppm
Nitrate: Last check was 0ppm
pH: Last check was 8.0
Temperature: Between 70 and 80 degrees farenheit
The watchman goby was the newest addition.
I've only had it for less than a day.
Laying down on its side. Possibly dead. Removed it from tank because hermit crab "Pealy" was trying to eat him (he thought he was dead)
 

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It sounds like it died (according to the OP's commnets in another thread). My guess is either stress or disease did it in. @The OP what method do you use for acclimation?
 

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That Cactus in your house? Might get smelly. Do you know the temp and salinity that your LFS keeps the fish at?
 
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