I've found planting tanks is quite the journey so I decided to dump photos and blab everything here in the journal section. If you think I ought to know something- by all means jump in.
Meet Emmett. When I seen him I thought he looked like a clown. It made me think of a late famous clown named Emmett Kelly that lived in a town nearby. A parade is held every year in his honor. (name also reminds me of the old fix-it man on Andy Griffith, lol)
Emmett is kind of OCD. He's very interactive but protective of his tank. He's constantly patrolling and "fixing" stuff, it's hilarious. For kicks I will drop a rock his tank or move one and he flares and it drives him nuts. He goes back and forth like, "what to do? what to do? why did she move it?! How do I get it back?!" He will try to push or nip it back into place. He does the same thing with the moss on his tree, haha. A peice falls out and he carries it back to the top and tries to put it back. (fathering instinct I suppose.)
When he is content, he hangs out under the tree or wiggles himself into the grass or flame moss. He loves to follow the air tubing around I use to siphon, and if it hits something, he nips it. (haha!) He's a faithul bubble nest blower. (awesome!)
He also loves to hide under a cattappa leaf laying on the substrate. It's freakin adorable when he pokes his head out like a sleepy kid.
He loves for someone to visit him and will get into a staring contest with you.
The first pictures are of Emmett in his QT tank sitting on the counter next to Firework's tank. Every now and then she'd come over to flirt and Emmett would flare.
Emmett looks different when you take a pic with flash. Without flash he looks normal, but that makes it harder to take his pic as it gets blurry.
I have some videos of Emmett I will share when I get to an internet connection that is free. (lol) I won't use up the gigs on my in-laws wireless on it.