My male fish, Neptune, has been acting bizarre. He will swim up to me and puff out his gills at me! He does this every time I pass by, and it freaked me out. He did this for a couple of days, and then stopped!
This is called flaring. Bettas flare at other bettas or anything they feel threatened by.
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Yes my male Ren does this everytime I pass by & talk to him...lol....I say, "Hey you silly head,
who's the toughest fishy around??" and he puffs up & flares. He also goes crazy if I stick my tongue out..lmao it must look like a giant worm or something!
He's not angry at you :)
They also flare at bloodworms before attacking them...hehe
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