Yeah, not the outcome I was hoping for. They all seemed fine, no signs of disease. They were all eating, though pretty much only eating Nori. Then suddenly, within hours, went from fine to dead.
I wanted some that were caught in Hawaii, and asked for that when I ordered them. But I found out these were not from Hawaii. I bought them anyway after watching them in the store for about a month. I think it makes a big difference. If I decide to try again, I will need to be sure that they come from Hawaii. It is all about collection techniques and shipping with these guys, I am convinced.
My theory with fish that are seemingly fine one day and die the next is that they are caught with cyanide. They don't use cyanide in Hawaii. Its a theory though. Hard to know what has happened to a fish before it gets to the LFS. And I have seen fish look good to great for months before suddenly dying, again my theory is due to cyanide. Blonde Nasos are another fish where I have seen this happen over and over. I used to chalk it up to being just one of those things, but I have been doing this long enough now that I think it is really due to cyanide. I thought the practice had gone away, but I now think it is still going strong.