Thanks! Yea , he's real.one of four. He'd actually disappeared for weeks. I thought he was a good hider until I cleaned my driftwood. He was stuck, and had been for some time. He was completely sealed and I thought he was dead, but he wasn't. They say they can go into survivor mode and he did, he didnt unseal himself for two days after I found him.. Hes grown alot since I found him.
Most of my fern plants finally died. Took everything out.and hoping to nurse some of them bck to health. I think I'm going to stick with swords and try some others. Planted tanks are more complicated than I predicted but I'm learning alot and enjoy it