Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #1 
SpeakNow13
New Member
 
SpeakNow13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Flaring from reflection?

My betta keeps seeing her reflection in the side of her aquarium and flaring at it. Will this stress her out or hurt her from doing it so often?
SpeakNow13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #2 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Too much flaring can damage fins. If you want you can add a background.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #3 
bettaluver14
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Question

i didn't know females can flare....
bettaluver14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:31 PM   #4 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
They can make bubblenests too.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:59 PM   #5 
sainthogan
Member
 
sainthogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Red River, NM
My female flares, it's just not as pronounced as my male. She has a much smaller beard than he has, but it's there. You can't see it when she's not flaring, and even sometimes you can't see it when she flares. You can see the outline of his beard all the time and it's much, much larger than hers when he flares.
She also makes random, small bubble nests all over her tank when she gets eggy. His are very planned out, large, and obvious - around his fake plant, along the wall by his live plant and heater.
sainthogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #6 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Females flare just as males.. usually not as much, but they do. Females are just as aggressive as males.. just don't always show it :) Their beards are a bit smaller than the males.

It won't harm her, eventually she will get used to it and ignore it for the most part. When she is tired she will swim away.. but I wouldn't worry too much about it, especially if she does take breaks from flaring.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #7 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
My Male does not even flare or Bubblenest (unless sick).
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #8 
SpeakNow13
New Member
 
SpeakNow13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Thanks so much! I have been leaving her tank light off. She only sees the reflection while the lights on. It's kind of cute to watch her get all worked up over nothing though. She looks so proud of herself haha.
SpeakNow13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #9 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Does your Betta Bubblenest? If so what is his trigger?
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Excessive flaring at Reflection. Hassled Betta Fish Care 9 10-16-2012 07:03 PM
Flaring at reflection miikexo Betta Chat 2 07-08-2012 10:16 PM
New Betta keeps flaring from reflection tiffanieg1985 Betta Fish Care 3 06-17-2012 04:48 PM
Help! Nonstop Flaring at Reflection? bluebeard Betta Fish Care 9 01-09-2012 04:33 PM
!Betta keeps flaring at reflection :/ urastupidchimp Betta Fish Care 11 03-27-2011 12:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.