Just over a week into the conditioning, the males fins seem to have grown a little, and he is showing great color now. The female is still plump and round, and very active. Is it normal for the male to flare at me when i feed him? haha, I don't know if he's extremely hungry or mad at the toothpick. (i pick the blood worms and feed them to both of them with it) Or maybe he's mad i make him get some exercise, dropping his food at opposite ends of the tank. Scares the crap out of me sometimes, he is swimming a lot faster than usual too, and he has jumped for the food too.