Originally Posted by DoctorWhoLuver
That's good. :) Wait... are you planning on housing the female and the male together?
Yes, I do plan to keep them in the same bowl. I separated them at first because my bowl was empty (no decorations, places to hide...) and the female's condition was bad because of the pet store conditions so she got her tail nipped by the male. She recovered fast and I tried putting it back with the male but he didn't do so well so she was flaring at him. Needles to say I separated them again until he gets better... Which is now. I will give him more time on his own until I get everything I need in case they decide to mate. I can't help but notice that you don't like the idea of them being together. Why? There are plenty of places for her to hide around the plant (it's a plastic plant that is placed at the center of the bowl and goes all the way to just under the surface of the water). I don't think it will be a problem, though, since when they've been together he kept making bubble nests and didn't really hurt her (she was in a really poor condition then, I think she is bigger than the male now). Any advice on how I should re-introduce them would be nice. :) His bowl is right next to her jar so they can see each other all day (should I separate them for a while before I put them back together?). They are really happy, active and they eat well. I kinda trained them to recognize the food container opening and I always spin the cover plate like a coin before I feed them. They go crazy! Like a dog jumping left and right waiting to throw him the ball. :D The male likes to follow my finger around the bowl. I will write about how they are doing once I put them back together, in a week or two maybe...