Forgot to say, I don't keep anything but an old woman of a platy and an L-148 pleco in the tank with him. He is still a work in progress, planning on getting the tank filled up with some java fern and anubias, then adding 2-3 more plecos, then I'll be getting some rams or something similar, maybe a mate for my male. I just love my severum, he is such a character! I think yours will really grow on you.