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Old 03-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #1 
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!Betta keeps flaring at reflection :/

I just got my new betta yesterday afternoon. I put him in his tank (its a five gallon glass tank with a vinyl black background. All he has been doing is flaring and trying to fight his reflection in the glass. I'm worried that he will stress himself out too much but I'm not sure how to fix the problem (if it is one). Is this some he will just have to get used to? He is also housed with 5 ghost shrimp who he'll chase if they are near. I'll post a pic of his home and him below. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #2 
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it acts like a mirror its good for him to flare up now and then it excites them :) my boys flare maybe 30 minutes a day t each other through their dividers its not bad for them :)
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Your fish is also still getting used to his new surroundings. He will probably calm down over the next few days. Beautiful fish, you really got a nice shot of him. :)
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OK, hopefully he will calm down a little :) Every time I look at him he does it. He is little though so maybe he is just extra-fiesty.

Thanks! I needed someone to help calm my fears. This is my first betta, and fish in a long time, so I wanted to make sure everything was okay ^_^
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Thanks Canuck Fins! I loved the intense stare-down he's giving his reflection :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #6 
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He is absolutely gorgeous!
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Thanks Silverfang! I <3 him already :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:04 PM   #8 
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My fish did that quite a lot for a while. But, after about a month, he's only derping around the glass for about fifteen minutes a day. Give it some time. He may just be extra vain and feisty. :)
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yeh maybe he just thinks his self is sexy
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yeh maybe he just thinks his self is sexy
teehee, language! :P
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