I went into my local PetCo on Thursday and saw this beautiful boy! I have never seen such a nice fish in a pet store. I spent my Friday cleaning Pink Floyd's tank and knowing I did not need a second fish I wrote off ever seeing that one again. Several hours after I cleaned the tank I went over and noticed it was heavily populated with WORMS! After lots of research it seems no one can agree whether they are detritus or planarian worms but they did agree that they are not harmful to fish, in small quantities. Well I had about 5-10 per square inch of glass so . . . thousands!!! I immediately removed what I suspected was the cause of the worms, my new marimo, and he (Jim) is in a salt bath at the moment until he is worm free. I then noticed that I also had algae on the back panel of the tank that I could not see with the lights on. After a mild freak out Floyd and I tried to lessen the worms in the tank with me shaking them free of the tank walls and him swimming by and eating them. So I tossed and turned last night hardly able to sleep and decided when I went to the PetCo today, if that beautiful big ear HMPK was still there when I went to get something to clear up the algae he was definitely coming home with me. Much to my surprise, and slight horror, he was still there and he's so pretty and I could not say no! So I came home and did a 50% water change, vacuumed the gravel and walls and set up a divider and transferred both fish into the tank and they are very happy! They have met and flared at each other lol and Freddie needs a taller plant on his side but he seems very happy so far if a little shy. I think it was just meant to be, I have no idea how he was still there today when I went back, lucky him!