More intelligence in a tank mate?
Here's the deal: I need new tank mates for Dovakiin. I bought four neons last night, but they all died to either being sick or stupid. Dovakiin was just sleeping in his log and they all died in about the same way: getting themselves stuck in a plant. I wasn't even really even sure how they managed to do this, until I got the chance to watch the last one do it last night. They would swim to an area and stare at a spot, as if they were sizing it up. They swim closer and find their bodies wouldn't fit. However, they must have had a "throw caution to the wind" attitude, because after backing up, they'd try to fit through anyways and get stuck. The one I was watching got out, but now I can't find him so I'm assuming he found his last days as well.
Dovakiin seems a bit perkier now that they're gone, though. He doesn't mind the pleco, at least. Is there another type of tank mate that'll pick up dovakiin's scraps from the bottom of the floor? Maybe one that won't kill itself? :P
Also, the pleco is obsessing over by the filter, but I need him to be over by the log and eating the algae off of that. -.- Any suggestions?