so at my good LFS the other day, one of the people that I trust there talked me into taking a firemouth home for my 110 with my dempsey. She had a few, but one was a raging jerk and was keeping all the other ones down. one of the bullied firemouths was gorgeous, just very pale from being stressed, and his tailfin had shown signs of stress, but not so much damage. he is about 4.5". I took my sweet time drip acclimating him to my 110... and I didnt have a choice!
before i left for the LFS my tank was almost 90 degrees! the thermostat on the heater crapped out :( but I had a spare. so he lived in a bucket with a small heater until the tank had come down over the course of several hours. anywhoo, almost immediately after adding him to the tank he was off exploring in the dark. by the next morning, his fins, while still a little roughed up, stopped showing signs of active tattering
(and now are actually healing! after only a couple days!) his colors have started to rebound, and his personality is really shining through. he is one happy, curious little fish! and amazingly takes NO bs from jack lol
pics to follow!! cute little guy :)