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Old 07-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #1 
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New Betta Mom with a question

Hi! I am a new Betta mom, to Otho, a beautiful blue/red Crown tale.

I have a question, he has built a nest and has started flaring, quite a bit under the nest. There are no other fish in the room and I haven't put a mirror up as I just got him last Saturday. He's very active and in a 5 gallon planted tank.

Is the flaring normal? Or should I be doing something different?

thanks in advance!

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #2 
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the bubble nest means he is happy :) what exactly is he flaring at though? is he flaring at something specific?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #3 
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It's all normal, he's just reproductively mature and hoping a girlfriend swims by. My plakat flares at everything moving past his tank. He flares at the plants sometimes..
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #4 
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He is randomly flaring, at the plants, the glass, his cave. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't done something to upset him. He sure is pretty when he flares though:)
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #5 
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Just to clarify, bubblenests don't mean the betta is happy, it is instinctive.

I wouldn't worry about him. Some are little boogers that flare away! :) Unless you notice his gill not closing, no need to be concerned :)
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #6 
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He flares at the plants sometimes..
LOL bettas are just too cute sometimes, mine will do that too.
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