I got him (Eugene) from PetSmart about 3 weeks ago.
It's my first fish ever so I didn't know what to expect really.
He is living in a 6G Fluval Edge Tank. Cycled for two weeks before putting him in (doing regular water changes to ensure no ammonia poisoning) his new home. I got a 15W Hydor Mini Heater but with it turned on the tank gets up to 86F so I keep it room temperature at the moment which keeps the tank at 78-80F.
I tried to make the tank a little interesting to him with live plants and a cave.
He seemed sick when I got him, he was darting like crazy, especially right into the gravel (in his 2.5G hospital tank I put him in before entering the new tank). I treated him against parasites and it seemed to work, no more crazy darting.
He eats well but still after 1 week behaves weird in my opionion.
It doesn't really look like flaring because I tested that with a mirror but he is surfing the glass constantly! He spends at least 80% of the day and night doing the same thing. At daytime usually at the front glass, at night usually on the side. He only stops doing it for a couple of minutes sometimes or to get air.
WATCH HIS BEHAVIOR
Now, I would love him to be happy but to me Eugene seems very stressed, neurotic.
Any thoughts or comments on his behavior and/or living environment are very welcome....
Fluval Edge 6G tank
Room temp. 78-80F / Heated 86F
Tetra Whisper Air Bubbler low level (timed from 9am - 10:30pm)
LED Lighting (timed from 9am - 10:30pm)
Tap-water conditioned with PRIME & Aquarium Salt
Eats TetraMin & Freeze-Dried Bloodworms