Sorry to here about that. Could you not take it back for a refund? I've seen them selling here in my lfs for about $7-8 CDN. That might be the same as the $5 US for them, I just don't know the exchange rate.
I'm not sure what the return policy is for Invertebrates, but it says for fish you only get a 48 hour warranty. After that it's too bad so sad. I bought them all a week ago so I was past the return policy already.
On a good note, my one Bumble Bee Shrimp is really making an appearance now, so I regularly see that one and my remaining Cherry Red.
I went back to the fish store today and picked up 7 more Neons and, I just couldn't resist.........I got a Betta too. I just couldn't help it, there were so many beautiful ones and they were all on sale 50% off too. (All fish were 50% off). The clerk who got them for me didn't seem very friendly though. She answered my questions in short "Yep!" answers. I didn't care for that but all the other people have always been nice. Anyway, when I asked if I could put a Betta in with my Neons she replied "Yep!" and that was it.
Soon after I introduced them he started chasing my Neons, and my Oto and I saw my Bumble Bee dart out of nowhere under my driftwood. I observed him a while longer and then he stopped chasing so hopefully I won't have to isolate him in a Betta bowl.
My ghost shrimp have been dying. They molt, and they never get another exoskeleton. I don't know what it is. I think it might be a lack of calcium in the water, because they need that for their exoskeleton. Does anyone know what it could be?