Well, I did it... Broke all the rules I preach, but I finally got myself a new Parrot Cichlid and placed him in a 10-gal tank at my bedside. And how couldn't I...? When I spotted him, in that superstore's tank, he came up to the glass--as I touched it--and did that classic "Will you feed me?" wag-wag dance.
So-far, he's made one of my Moon-rocks as his new home. And feeding has gotten interesting... Soon as the flakes start to sink, he's in a race with the Tetra Glo-fish to get whatever he can. And winning!
The only problem I'm having is the community's reaction to any visible light... any color of light they can see... has forced me to keep the tank dark when it's not feeding-time, and resort to some interesting methods of lighting just to get pictures. Take this as example:
I shot this using a UV-light. I have another, which I really wanted to post, but the damn uploader won't allow rotational correction.