I think Noonie is growing up, awe! I've had him since December 2009, he was such a small little guy.
Anyway, he was always a bubble nester, but he always made one after a big water change and would loose interest in it pretty quickly. Over the past couple of weeks however, he works on his bubble nest every day, he's become so diligent... there must be a secret female hiding out in his tank that I don't know about, haha.
Further more, he's now a confident flarer! In the past when seeing his own reflection he would run away... not flaring, lol. Then he started giving little baby flares, but he would always do so when retreating and then go hide. :P Now, I just noticed this today actually, he stood his ground, gave a great big flare and confidently swam towards his reflection. He looked like such a master. I'm so proud! haha XD
Anyway, seeing him develop is a great thing to be able to witness... I can't believe it's taken this long!
If anyone else has similar 'maturing' experiences please do share, I'd love to hear it! :D