So yesterday and today were very sad days...
First, please do not think bad of me for doing this. I begged my parents but they wouldn't budge...
I had to give away my four cories ):
I don't really want to go into detail (kinda private, sorry) but basically there was no way I could keep them after my parents put their foot down. So I went to Petsmart, where I am friends with one of the employees, and asked if she knew anyone who could give them a good home. Well, she called one of her friends, a former manager, who said she would take them. So, at 1:00 today, I relinquished my four little girls over to her....but I met the lady who agreed to take them and she was really nice and I liked her right off the bat. She is putting them in a huge 45 gallon community tank that also houses 2 peppered and 2 green cories...it has sand substrate and lots and lots of plants. So as much I hated (and still hate!!) to give them away...knowing that they are in a wonderful new home kinda takes some of the sting out.
Also, after the departure of my four girls, I decided to do a major overhaul of my 10 gallon. I got a divider (which, btw, is a pain in the neck to install!) and put Toby on one side and Aria on the other. I released Toby first while I was still floating Aria, so that if he found a hole somewhere, he wouldn't end up fighting with her. But now they are completely settled in. They still flare through the divider sometimes- Toby is gorgeous when he flares!! (I'll have to get a picture up). And Aria flares at everything now: her reflection, her food, me..it's insane lol. She puffs out her gills and flares her fins. But I lined the silk plants along the divider to help break up the line of sight and it's helped. They don't really seek each other out anymore, they just flare if they happen to see each other lol.