Hi everyone :) I'd like to document some happenings with Kero if you all don't mind...
I got him about 13 days ago, almost two weeks. Can't believe it's been that long already! At first he was relatively active--exploring his new home consistently. He would back away or change direction completely when I came up to the tank any faster than normal walking pace, I would have to creep very slowly up to the tank in order for him to stay around and admire him. Over time he began to get more comfortable--almost too comfortable, he was ALWAYS leaning almost completely sideways like a lazy butt against all of his plants, or hiding behind dunes of pebbles.
I just changed his water tonight for the first time since putting him in there and it was a stressful first change for both of us, I was so scared of hurting him. He was very frantic in his holding cup but I let him sit next to me on my desk while I got the water filled back up slowly and he calmed down entirely.
Now he's back in there and literally has not stopped swimming! He's circled hundreds of times, I swear! It makes me happy because I think that means he appreciates it--I did wait a bit longer than I should have to change his water since it's only 2.5 gallons.
We're moving into my apartment on Monday, I'm very excited to have him keep me company all summer. :)