My guys, Spark & Sully, are being put into a divided tank tonight. Right now they are floating in cups getting adjusted to the new tank water.
But I'm getting nervous to release them! Worried that they cant handle the stress of being next to another and start tailbiting or something. Or that I put too much stuff in the tank and they'll get stuck or something. Anyone else get nervous like me? Sully (blue w/red VT on the right) has been pretty content in his 1.5 gal tank since I got him as a rescue 4 months ago. Nice bubble nests, rarely flaring. Spark (yellow CT, on the left) is new - got him a couple weeks ago. And today he presented me with a bubble nest. But he was in a 1 gal bowl. Now they're about to share a 6 gal tank. When I put them both in the tank on separate sides to acclimate, Sully immnediately started freaking out pointed toward Spark. Spark didn't have much of a reaction. I really hope it works out!
Yes, the water is yellowish because of the driftwood tannins. Also, I will be adding some more live plants in each side soon (only the marimos are real, rest is mix of silk & plastic plants - did the pantyhose test). And, as soon as I know Sully likes his floating log (which isn't in the tank while he's floating), I'll take the rainbow colored cave out to stick with the natural looking theme.