Once all his plants come in he'll have things to explore in other than his potentially harmful cave at the moment. He'll have a nice coffee mug soon and then I won't have to worry about his little butt being happy except for water changes. I did a 100% change today, so it's gonna go something like this:
100% water changes on Tuesdays
50% water changes on Saturdays
His Atison's food comes in the mail here any day now and if his heater and plants come in the mail tomorrow morning then he'll have them all hooked up and decorated tomorrow. I'm excited. :]
I'll keep an eye on a filter. Once that one spot on the side of his face heals and his fins look healthier and he's adjusted and "normal" then I'll most likely get a filter. But I'm gong to need help with that and would rather not cycle with him in the tank...