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Weird things they flare at ..

This isn't a question asking why, just a funny little post about betta's and what they flare at or are so threatened by ... I apologize if there's a thread already like this. :P

So, my EE male Elliott just hates the thermometer that I put into his tank, he straight away swims to it as if he's questioning me on why it's in there. Last night after leaving him i went back in to find him attacking it. It was hilarious, he's so inquisitive.

Anyone else have these funny little stories?

They make me oh so happy~
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Henry flared like crazy for quite a while at his leaf hammock when I first put it in.

He stopped flaring at it, but he sleeps on top of the anacharis instead of the leaf hammock...

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My crowntail charges every new thing I put into his tank for awhile. It is pretty amusing. The elephant ear doesn't care about anything except his betta leaf hammock and food. He sits on the hammock like it's his job and when he swims away from it, he stares at it, he is obsessed with it.
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i have a small collection of photos for this topic, haha.

alucard flaring at my black cat:


ambros flaring at a plastic fox figurine:



ambros flaring at a clear bottle of nail polish:



my veiltail will flare at one purple tube of lipstick i have, but that's at least logical because it's very bright. still, silly fish!
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Squishy flares at his thermometer on occasion, and flares at my turkey baster if I'm taking too long with it.

Whenever I touch and roll over Pickle's Marimo he gets really defensive of it and attacks the tool I have to flip it. He loves that thing so much.
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i have a small collection of photos for this topic, haha.

alucard flaring at my black cat:
Oh my! My Mums CT, Dudley flares at my mothers dog. He also hates my green phone case or just flares/stares at anyone near his bowl.


These are all so great you guys! I chuckled more than once.

They make me oh so happy~
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Our newest guy flares at bubbles. It's odd because he LOVES bubbles and swims through them (his is the only tank that gets an air stone) and rides them up and all... but then sometimes he just decides he's mad at them and flares.

He has a love/hate relationship with bubbles XD


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Our newest guy flares at bubbles. It's odd because he LOVES bubbles and swims through them (his is the only tank that gets an air stone) and rides them up and all... but then sometimes he just decides he's mad at them and flares.

He has a love/hate relationship with bubbles XD
That's really cute!
We tried the ping pong ball game with our Bettas to keep them active, my boy Prince would have none of it! Flared and glared.

They make me oh so happy~
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That's really cute!
We tried the ping pong ball game with our Bettas to keep them active, my boy Prince would have none of it! Flared and glared.
I have one guy who spends most of his time lazing about on a leaf almost impossible to get him to flare, or do much of anything. But then Soren spends almost all day pacing back and forth in 1 section of the tank, while Shisu is more "normal active" though he spent 5 minutes swimming in sideways circles yesterday... caught it on tape too! and Shark Bait is just a meeeean little guy. Took a video of him yesterday and he just kept trying to charge at me

I always wondered how many bettas actually would pay any attention to those little fish games they make like the soccer one.


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