@ AyalaCookieJar, yes, those are live plants. I have some of them floating and some anchored. I need to get better about learning which types are hardy, and what they need, because although I've always had live plants (having heard that plastic ones were hard on fins) I have had to replace them quite often. The larger the tank, the more expensive this gets. So far it's not been prohibitive, but if you have any suggestions there, that would be great.
@ makoisland, thank you so much ... I do think he's a pretty gorgeous fish! Then again, I may be biased!