While no one could really replace Janus, I'm happy that I picked Albatross next. He's such an amusing guy. So here he is now in his new 5 gallon portion.
He REALLY took to the ivy that I had put in his 3 gallon, so I brought it over to the split tank and used it to cover the divider a bit-don't want to risk him blowing his lovely tail. I also added another busky plant since I had a hunch that he seems to like them, and he does.
He spends ALL his time swimming in and out of the leaves or chilling on them. And when he sees anyone approaching, he'll pop his head out and flare at them to scare them away from his turf. Of course, when he realizes it's just me, he comes out and wiggles for food.
That being said, he HATES the camera, so he'd go hide in the plants whenever he saw it come out. I'd have to go over to Octavian's side-Albatross would see that the coast is clear and come out, I'd snap a few pictures, he'd swim back behind the plants and flare at me, lol.
Ooh, sorry. I could talk about this guy forever, he's such a card.
You shall not pass!
Then he notices me and retreats.
And when I went further back, he popped out again.