Well, you just confirmed what I suspected. Since I pulled out all the plants they have been "jukey". I had two friends over for dinner last night and when one of them walked up to the tank they made a mad dash to escape the approaching intruder, but there was no where to hide. One of them actually hit the side of the tank in her frantic attempt to get away. When the plants were in the tank they were fine no matter who approached the tank.Kymmie, That is tough to answer at least for me.
I remember reading on another forum about a guy who had his female (of a breeding pair) hit the side of the tank so hard she died on the spot! When no one is around they are perfectly fine with me approaching and thay all make a mad dash to be front and center. I suppose I could go hardscape and then simply ban all visitors to my home?? LOL.