Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:37 PM
Well I did manage to collect some driftwood this past weekend, and yesterday I added a piece to the tank. I've started to notice that when fed, he would come out and feed once all the lights in the room were off, so after adding the wood, I noticed he poked his head out of the pvc pipe, so I sat in the dark and waited to see what would happen.
In a matter of minutes, Eli had his head lifted and appeared to be smelling/investigating the new piece of driftwood. Then he started swimming around the bottom checking it out. The wood was weighed down with rocks, which he investigated as well. After some investigating, he did something I hadn't see him do in the new tank: he began digging. He seemed intent on getting under the rocks, but when he moved them, the driftwood floated to the surface, and he retreated to his pipe to escape the menacing plant material lol. He didn't hide long, he was soon back out and checking out the driftwood. He kept swimming to the surface to check it out. At one point he even temporarily rested his head on one of the branches with the rest of his body hanging lol.
Today I checked on him and noticed he has burrowed in the substrate.