As day to comes to a close, the calvus are certainly getting friskier and friskier. Now when I come over to the tank they swim over to me, already learning to expect to be fed! The one that is getting picked on now has no tail at all so that might be too much friskiness for him - if I can do so without tearing the tank to pieces I am considering giving him his own digs in a 5gal until he can get himself together. I acclimated them very slowly yesterday and they seem to have made the transition well so far, but I was very nervous about it.
The pulchers are still totally in hiding, so the tank looks completely bare, as below (I re-scaped the tank after removing the Malawis but they don't seem to appreciate my hours of stacking and restacking....
) I expected the calvus to be the ones hiding, not the pulchers! They are absolutely gorgeous, with fluorescent white/blue tips on their long, flowing fins, and they have blue eyes. I know I need a background on this tank