awesome beard :D
His old pic made him look like a feather tail, but he doesn't look like that anymore. I hope you are successful in getting his tail to grow out again, because it is sooo ruffly and full. I love it! I can't get my older betta to sit still long enough to take any photo of him flared out, which annoys me because he's suuuch a nice and deep purple shade that I want to get a billion photos of him fully flared but haven't been able to get any all year. I get photos of him, but just lazing about, and as soon as he sees the camera, "RUUUN!"
Definitely looking forward to updated photos of his progress :D How long has it been since the "old photo" you posted?