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Old 09-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #11 
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hmm... maybe he doesn't like that corner or something?
Not sure. I put him in the health tank because he would not stop flaring. So hes spending the night in the health tank with Mr. Snail!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #12 
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Not sure. I put him in the health tank because he would not stop flaring. So hes spending the night in the health tank with Mr. Snail!
hmm... try getting a different tank without reflections if you can?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #13 
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hmm... try getting a different tank without reflections if you can?
That would be the rounded health tank!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:54 AM   #14 
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That would be the rounded health tank!
... I can't find a way to help you now, just try to not let him flare for more that 15 minutes... *sigh*
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:04 AM   #15 
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... I can't find a way to help you now, just try to not let him flare for more that 15 minutes... *sigh*
Hes all fine now. I fixed the problem in his tank by putting his favorite plant in the corner and he did spend the night in the health tank without flaring! Now he is all happy and eating like a piggy.
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Sometimes bettas can start to flare at seemingly nothing, it can indicate stress or it can be due to feeling like he has to express that this part of the tank is his and he's the boss.

I had a very flarey fish called Echo, he would flare at absolutely everything under the sun. I tried ensuring he couldn't see the betta in the tank next door, making sure his background and such didn't cause reflections, adding more plants so he could hide, removing plants, changing things in the tank around, feeding more, feeding less, changing food, changing filter, changing tank. I could find NOTHING to help him.

Echo never used to be this grumpy; he'd do a wiggle dance every time he saw the slightest movement at the front of the aquarium but something changed in him as he grew older and he became very skittish and aggressive. His fins were always erect even if he wasn't flaring, eventually he burst his fins (it sounds worse than it is, I assure you).

Now... some fish are just flarey fish (like Echo) but it sounds like something may have spooked Dreamless. If he calms down in the "health tank" then you'll know that the problem is likely in his main aquarium, then you can have a look at him once you put him back and see if he is drawn to something that makes him flare. Is it possible that there is something on the outside of his aquarium that he doesn't like? It's been known for bettas to flare excessively if there is something on the outside that they don't appreciate.

I hope you are able to calm Dreamless down soon, I'm sure we'll figure it out
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Sometimes bettas can start to flare at seemingly nothing, it can indicate stress or it can be due to feeling like he has to express that this part of the tank is his and he's the boss.

I had a very flarey fish called Echo, he would flare at absolutely everything under the sun. I tried ensuring he couldn't see the betta in the tank next door, making sure his background and such didn't cause reflections, adding more plants so he could hide, removing plants, changing things in the tank around, feeding more, feeding less, changing food, changing filter, changing tank. I could find NOTHING to help him.

Echo never used to be this grumpy; he'd do a wiggle dance every time he saw the slightest movement at the front of the aquarium but something changed in him as he grew older and he became very skittish and aggressive. His fins were always erect even if he wasn't flaring, eventually he burst his fins (it sounds worse than it is, I assure you).

Now... some fish are just flarey fish (like Echo) but it sounds like something may have spooked Dreamless. If he calms down in the "health tank" then you'll know that the problem is likely in his main aquarium, then you can have a look at him once you put him back and see if he is drawn to something that makes him flare. Is it possible that there is something on the outside of his aquarium that he doesn't like? It's been known for bettas to flare excessively if there is something on the outside that they don't appreciate.

I hope you are able to calm Dreamless down soon, I'm sure we'll figure it out
Well, now that I think about I think he was flaring at the tv reflection in his tank.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #18 
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Hes all fine now. I fixed the problem in his tank by putting his favorite plant in the corner and he did spend the night in the health tank without flaring! Now he is all happy and eating like a piggy.
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Well, now that I think about I think he was flaring at the tv reflection in his tank.
Ah! Sorry, I didn't see your post above my response. I'm so glad he's calmed down
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Ah! Sorry, I didn't see your post above my response. I'm so glad he's calmed down
Hes afraid of his food!
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