Hey guys. This is gonna be a weird question. :/
My boy Firefly tailbites because I'm not with him much recently (I think this is why anyway).
Do you think if I get a couple of shrimp for his side of the 5 gallon (once it's set up) or a nerite snail that he'll stop his tailbiting because he'll have something to chase or investigate while I'm not at his tank?
I want to be with him all the time (I REALLY do! I'm serious.) but I'm busy now with environmental campaigns and community service and friends. I get to be with him daily but it's usually only for a few hours (like 5 MAX, usually 3 on weekdays, weekends usually longer all day if I want to) and I know he's not as happy as he could be because of this.
I'm planning on keeping him in a divided HEAVILY (trust me on this one) planted 5 gallon with Genie on the other side until I can upgrade them to a 10 gallon kit (when I FINALLY get my aid! >:[ Stupid aid office!) and divide that for them and toss Firedrake and some marbles into the 5 gallon (he likes being alone! :'D cute little fighter).
Do you think being in a divided tank might also help him?
Until his fins heal though I'm keeping him in his 1 gallon quarantine in the dark with plenty of salt by himself. And it might take a while. :/
I'm just asking for future reference. I'm hoping that this works because I really don't know what else to do except maybe quit my environmental club. :[ And I REALLY don't want to do that.