it seems like its gone back a couple steps once again, but its better than that whole confusion phase where i wasn't' sure if the female had ANY interest.
so what i do is that i keep the whole glass chimney submerged when i initially released the female so it would give her somewhat of a hiding spot as well. when she goes inside the glass chimney, he male would try to catch her attention from the outside. she tries to chase him through the glass and she'd dart out eventually.
From there, the male would chase her and she'd run to a corner like she's been doing.
So pretty much, that part is on repeat. Male finds female, she swims away, sometimes flare for a quick second then continue swimming. She does her S-Shaped swim occaisionally. The only downside is that she's running away from the male like she did in the beginning. She's no longer going up to touch him or embracing him. I still feel that there is a very very very slight possibility that she might've lost interest, but i don't think that's the case.
on another note, she does stay by the bubble-nest A LOT more often than she did in the first couple of days in the tank. she runs away quick though. is that a good sign?