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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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He's flairing at himself!

My little betta is constantly flairing up and attacking the side of his bowl (I'm assuming at his own reflection). Will he ever learn it's himself? Or will he just wear himself out? I'm afraid he's going to stress himself out too much..

Or am I just being a over concerned fish mom?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 04:29 AM
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How long have you had him? It really depends on the Betta. Some will tire themselves out or realize that it's just themselves. I've had one before that would flare at his own reflection constantly for hours and hours on end. I eventually had to make a java moss wall to block his view of the glass on that side of his tank. Give him another week, most will stop.

I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew...

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I've had him since sunday, He's still fighting his reflection a lot today too. He's got some time still to adjust I guess.
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I've got the same problem, except I've had mine since August. And he does it to all sides of the tank, so mossing a particular side isn't an option.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'll give it another week and see what happens. He's not flaring all out anymore...lately he's still swimming really close to the glass and what not. Today though he's not all extra puffy and what not, so I think it's an improvement.
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My newest has been flaring at me a lot. Kind of ungrateful, really, considering that I'm the one who feeds him. 8)
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 08:33 AM
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lol my fish does that to

my 7 bettas
~Dazzle july 8
~Diva july 13
~Jellyfish july 28
~Bubbles july 30
~Spike sept 29
~Peaches oct 7
~snoball dec 7
~3 other fish and 2 ghost shrimp
(getting more soon!)


50% water changes every week (30% for 5 gal) feed two pelets a day
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Haha yeah.. mine still is doing it and it has been a full week. But now it looks more like playing. He's not all out flaring like he was before. Which works because he leaves the one other fish in the tank alone because he's so distracted by himself.
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Where is the light source? Sometime it's just a matter of moving the light in a direction that doesn't create a reflecting in the glass.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 07:10 AM
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try putting maybe a blue bristol board

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