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Old 01-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #11 
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ok. thanks everyone! it just bothers me that i have to worry about putting the cover of it every night, when it begins to get dark.... should i buy a different tank or something? and what you you mean, by the stop flaring after a while? how long? i know prolonged flaring can stress them out...
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ok. thanks everyone! it just bothers me that i have to worry about putting the cover of it every night, when it begins to get dark.... should i buy a different tank or something? and what you you mean, by the stop flaring after a while? how long? i know prolonged flaring can stress them out...
I think pretty much all tanks have a reflection somewhere.
I do not know how long is too long, but my Bettas normally stopped flaring after around 4 days. However, Abacus still does it at night, every night, since I have had him (and I have had him for about 5 months).

And remember to only have his light on for about 10-12 hours during the day and turn it off at night.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #13 
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hm, so even though he flares, i can keep it on? and yes, i remember to turn it off to let him sleep :)
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #14 
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i'm afraid it may stress him out too much.... what do you think? i heard only 5 mins. per day is good for them... i wonder if that is how my last betta fish went.
and he makes bubble nests then when he sees himself :)
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #15 
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I know alot is bad for them. But Abacus does it all the time and he does not seem bothered by it. It mainly has to do with stress, I think Abacus likes to flare and is not stressed out by it. However, Mandala my DBT, was so stressed by seeing himself that he bit his whole tail off.
So I guess it depends on the Betta.
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