Hey thanks everyone!
He's a real flirt with the ladies too this one, knows just how to play it to get that pellet (doesn't work on me though, I'm immune thanks to my, manliness, :lol
Steve, whereabouts in Kernow are you? I'm by the ol' Fal. Best water in the UK here bud, can't go too wrong! Yours looks a lot like mine did when I first got him, it's a fun time. I'm sure yours would appreciate some live shrimp to hunt down - it's what really made my sev flourish at that transitional phase, just suddenly kick started him along and the next thing I know he's huge.
If you notice in my first pic of him he has his fins flared, in the latest pic he isn't flared and still looks much bigger, unfortunately getting a pic of him flared up is like striking gold. To say he looks twice the size is an understatement. Some friends were over recently and I showed them how he reacts to his reflection, he flared up etc and they could not believe how big he really is.
:lol: They also asked if he was a special fish because he appeared to be glowing orange - nope, that's just the colouring of his pelvic fins and eyes when he's ready to kill. You couldn't be blamed for thinking it glowed, he really does seem to emit light when he does this. I endeavour to capture it on camera, I doubt that I will truley capture the essence of it though.