After a bit of research, I decided to put rooibos tea into my tanks. It appeared to relax my skittish male and made him feel a lot safer in the tank.
But it stained him.
He was vibrant white and blue. Now he is muddy cream/tan and muddy blue. It is a bit shocking. There are no other changes in his behavior, so I am entirely certain it is due to the tea. I am removing it from the water with water changes, but still...
The female has also been stained, but not as seriously as the male.
I was thinking about picking up some IALs, but will they do this too? Has anyone else experienced this with tea?