It's almost been two weeks since I started Rain's Paraguard treatment, planning on doing another week and a half to make sure that whatever's bothering him is gone. Rain's not showing any sign of stress, which is good. I haven't seen him flashing. However, when I did his 100 water change last week, there was around 5-6 hours when I didn't have paraguard in the tank since I dose him every night at 10:45, and I noticed that he made some darting movements, didn't see if it was against anything, but I assumed that something was still bothering him.
And I don't know if it's the IAL or what, but I've noticed that the sides of my tank has this thin slimy film on the surface, and it coats my terra cotta pot, my heater, and my IAL. I'm thinking it's either the IAL, or the double dose of stress coat since it contains aloe. I'm going to switch back to using Prime during my next water change that is this Friday.
Rain has once again built this large bubblenest underneath the new IAL, so it's not sinking. Plus, wherever he builds his nest, I notice that that area of the IAL is dry, so I'm assuming that not all of the IAL wonderfulness gets into the aquarium. Argh, part of me wants to submerge the leaf, but the other part of me doesn't want to ruin the nest that Rain worked so hard to build.
I had to redecorate the tank again, hahaha. Turns out that the bottom part of the Petsmart silk plant that I got could get rusty since there's a thin metal wire in there (refer to this thread:http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=127810
). Since I haven't gotten my hands on any sandpaper yet, I snipped off the sharp edges of the plastic parts of the pennywort with a pair of scissors and then attempted to smooth it out a bit with a rough rock. Not satisfactory, but it will do for now. The sharp parts are much smoother than they used to be. Gotta make a trip to get sand paper this weekend. Hagen Marina, your silk plants are awesome, but please smooth out the plastic parts a bit. Sincerely, a loving betta keeper.
Rain now flares at my fingers, it's quite entertaining. Unfortunately, getting a picture of him flaring is still a task I have yet to accomplish. But here's the best one I could get:
It's blurry, but by the time I had time for the camera to focus, he stopped flaring. That little bugger just doesn't like to get his picture taken, hahaha.
Here are some more pictures of Rain.
You can't quite see it, but his anal fin still hasn't healed up yet (actually, you can see it in the second picture). But on the bright side, it hasn't gotten infected :D No fin rot!