I'm stumped as to what to do to help my halfmoon male Sterling. He has always been spastic about his reflection... I got him at the same time as Flash and they are complete opposites in personality. Sterling gets excited easily... and usually if the lights are out and his light comes on his tank he goes into full flare mode. So I put one lamp on a timer to be on in the room so that doesn't happen. Works sometimes... but lately his tail has been getting worse. He is shredding it and taking chunks out. I know it's not the intake filter because I have it set up so it's suction isn't as strong with a sponge and I use salt and stuff in his water.
His tank isn't beside anything that I would think should cause him to flair. I have a black cover on the back that has always been there. There are no other fish beside him. And he is in a 5 gallon Eclipse Corner tank. I keep things away from the open view part of his tank so he won't flare up at them if he does see them.
I guess my question is does anybody have any ideas as to how to calm this lil guy down and keep him from blowing his tail constantly? I'm running out of ideas as to how to help him. He is just hyper and fiesty... it's part of his personality. Just wish there was a way to keep his tail as gorgeous as it was when I got him.