Thanks everyone, I'm glad you found this helpful.
Originally Posted by CichlidSensai
Nice gar!!!!! I had one for 13 years...miss that dude!!
He's a more recent addition, I've only had him maybe a month or so. He gave me a scare last Saturday morning. I had changed my HOBs out for a new Fluval FX5 and he found the gap in my lid left by the HOBs that night (I was going to buy a new sheet of plexiglass the next day) and I found him pretty dry on the floor behind the tank. Anyway I placed him back in the tank and after about an hour of swimming weird and erratically he went back to being his normal self. His scales on his back look weird now, almost like a snakes right before they peel so I've been keeping an eye on they to make sure they don't get worse. But I'm rambling... Thanks for the complement, he is a lot of fun to have in the tank.