how shy are yours? mine has literally been glued to the back of the tank behind a log since i bought him.
At light when i flash a light on him though he sees his own reflection and puts out beautiful colors and a display. simply beautiful, assume its cuz he sees "another" male.
He has def be coming out a little more and swimming within a 3 inch radius of his cave.
How does yours do with lights? getting some floaters soon for shade for him, but right now hes in a higher tech tank. 5gallon with 14w CFL with hc, crpys, ludwigia, javamoss, java fern,
tanks not fully planted yet since i set it up a little early for him. was dry starting for a months already/ wanted the javafern to fully attach before filling.
i just hope he comes out more and isnt glued to the cave. But in your opinion just keep one?
Also guys he 99% sure wont stay in the 5, unless he stays as inactive as he is. but this tank was originally made for shrimps, so i may have to set up his own tank later
edit: Any pics of your tank? how did they behave? other tankmates? thanks