Hannibal does seem to be a bit psychotic, huh? He's quite the character really.
Well, dearest Hannibal has spent all night flaring. His tank has 4 different colored LED lights that have 12 settings... Devon put it on one that had all 4 of the lights on. Hannibal did not like that setting. He started flaring even more. O_O So I got it back on the one that only has the first light on. At night it makes his tank look like natural water lit by moonlight. He likes this setting.
Today... Well, the crazy little guy is still flaring. It comes in bursts now though. He'll be patrolling the surface and then swims down to about the middle to begin a flare session. Thankfully, he has no blow-outs as of right now. I am keeping a discreet eye on him. If he gets himself too worked up or injures himself, he will be floated for a short time as a "time-out" to hopefully calm himself.
After his water change yesterday, I set up his heater as a little cave since he likes things this way. I have seen him take a couple rests there since putting him back in his tank. He doesn't seem as interested in his fake plant, but he has wove himself through it once or twice. He's attacked his thermometer today as if to put it in its place. He's given it the evil eye once or twice since, but seems content that it understands the tank is his.
He ate like a piggy for his first feeding today, so I'm not as worried about my handsome combtail anymore.
Ah, yes, he is a Combtail, not the VT that I thought he was. I still think he's gorgeous. With his flowing, spiked blue and red fins with green shimmer.