He might just get territorial with new things around the tank. My CT flared at anything and everything when I first got him in his new tank. He's my aggressive male, lol. I guess I don't have to worry now about the background or anything since he's gone blind, but I really miss him flaring at everything :( its part of their personality and being able to see has a lot to do with it obviously, haha.
My VT is pretty laid back. He flares at my CT when I move the cardboard from between the tanks and he used to flare at his reflection in his old tank when the light was on, so I left it off most of the time and used the room lights instead. He never flares at anything else. My girls also flare at each other occasionally and my red dragon, Okami, tries to attack the light I use when trying to take pictures as well as the camera.
Btw, I love the Velcro idea! I think I will use it to cover the tanks at night because my boyfriend always stays up with the lights on long after my fish have gone to sleep, but I don't want to cover the top of the tanks because they get warmer that way, and I don't want all those temp fluctuations.
Also, I saw some decorative fishing net at Michaels a few weeks ago and thought it would make a neat background! :) wish I would have bought it when I was there because its an hour away (its also across the street from my dads favorite store - Scheels - lol. So I go there and look around when my dad goes to Scheels)
Edit: oh, no! Silly Falkor :/ I know Syriven had a chronic tail biter (that she loved so much even though he was a PITA). He's probably decided his tail is too heavy for him and he wants to be a Plakat, lol. I know its stressful but there isn't a whole lot you can do besides keep the water extra clean to prevent infection :/ what a booger! Also, I think its quite normal for tail biters to let their tails grow out almost completely then chew them off again. Every Single Time. What a naughty boy, haha (I know its not funny but I always think that the flarers and tail biters are cute because they've got so much personality and enjoy being a pain). Hmm... What have you been doing to help his tail?
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