I absolutely LOVE this post ^-^
I had actually went out and bought my EE male a 10g after joining this site and heard the, "5g per fish, nothing less!" rant over and over again. I had myself convinced it'd be logical for me to buy the 10g, do 25-30% water changes, etc. and that overall there was better reason to buy the larger tank instead of having the 1.5g. Well, I moved him from his 1.5g to his 10g and by the next morning he was lethargic, lost nearly ALL his color, and just wasn't my happy boy. Needless to say, once he was moved back in his 1.5g he was absolutely content. If he's happy, I'm happy.
Now I'm pending on putting live plants in his tank as the silk plants are getting kind of old(;
I shall post picture momentarily :D
And again, thanks for this post! ^-^