Ok, so tonight marks day 2 of his Paraguard treatment. He seems to be taking the medication just fine. No signs of stress, healthy appetite, and most importantly NOT FLASHING.
On a different note, Rain's started to marble again! :D The blue's starting to recede again and the white area around his head is slowly moving towards his body. His blue fins have blotches of white now too! I've also noticed that his fins have little black dots on them (most apparent on his dorsal).
I also like to tell myself that his fins have grown since I first got him from Petco, but it might just be my imagination. But the most important thing is that his anal fin heals up!
He's build quite an impressive bubble nest under the IAL. I've never seen him build such a big one (but then again, there's me sticking my hand in there all the time replacing his decorations and messing his nests up, hahaha).
The picture doesn't do his bubblenest justice though. It spans behind the silk plant leaf that's in the front and is quite thick. Bravo, Rain, bravo. Unfortunately, due to his bubblenest being close to the back of the tank, he's gotten a bit more territorial and has been constantly flaring at his reflection. I know that too much flaring's bad for bettas, and plus, now's not the time for him to go strutting his stuff since his anal fin's mending, and too much flaring puts a lot off strain on his fins. Previously, his background was a paper bag, but I've replaced it with white printer paper so hopefully he won't flare as much. Although...he was STILL flaring after I replaced the background... *facepalm*
Oh, I also think that he's beefed up a bit since I first got him. I guess all the swimming around in a a nice large tank helped him gain some muscle. Plus, I also like to think that it's the NLS pellets doing its job :) Hey, I spent almost $10 on it (shipping included), I want to know that it was worth it, hahaha.