Most fish you do not have to acclimate, that's what plop and drop means.
What size tank do you have?? You say that your Nitrates are high, what is high?? Depending on temp, and how much food the babies
yeah the floating is only to get the tamps the same.but you have to acclimate them.bit off topic but i will give petsmart a second chance.and also you
Dermocyctidium maybe? its hard to see in the pic.