I took the plunge last week and added a bta to my tank. A beautiful green tipped pink based specimin (captive bred). In the hope that my young pair of Common Clowns may take an interest as I have read that both animals benifit from the relationship (but it is not required).
For the last few days I have watched avidly as my clowns just loitered away from the bta in a high current area of my tank. Taking absolutley no interest at all. I know there is no guarantee of a bond and I accept that that is totally normal but I still felt a little down.
At lunch yesterday I returned from work to feed the tank and there they were, snuggling down and wiggling away. I swear they were smiling! I couldnt beleive how elated I felt. How silly am I? Every time I look in the tank I cant help but smile and get a warm feeling when I look at how happy this has made the clowns. It all seems so natural.
I love this hobby