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Old 05-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 
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Hey

I was wondering if there is any reason why I shouldn't put a mirror in front of my Betta (maybe it can get stressed or something)?

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #2 
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Putting a mirror infront of a Betta makes them flare. Flaring can be good an exercising the fins, and the Betta himself. Overflaring though can cause problems, like rips and tears in his fins and also he may develop stress lines from being overstressed.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #3 
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so basically i can place a mirror in front of him from time to time just not too often?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #4 
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Yeah time to time, just give him a workout.

My guys always flare at me when I walk past, I don't think they like me very much. ._____.;
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #5 
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I put a floating mirror in my bettas' tank once a week for a few minutes, just to exercise his fins but make sure to not stress him out. It's very cool to watch. :)
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Yeah time to time, just give him a workout.

My guys always flare at me when I walk past, I don't think they like me very much. ._____.;
Flaring doesn't necessarily mean they are angry or showing distaste. It can mean each one wants to show off their beautiful fins to you, like mine does :D
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #7 
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my new little guy flares at me every time I get near his tank... love it!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #8 
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I have actually watched my "Sammy' Betta male "Flare" at the stones that are in the bottom of the tank, they are deep blue, but he can see himself, and when he goes to the bottom, he starts "yelling at himself in the Mirror" of the stones, then he flares, it's funny and he doesn't do it all the time, and I would have never known that a betta does that until I saw it for myself..lol
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #9 
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Yeah time to time, just give him a workout.

My guys always flare at me when I walk past, I don't think they like me very much. ._____.;
lol ok well thanks then:)
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I put a floating mirror in my bettas' tank once a week for a few minutes, just to exercise his fins but make sure to not stress him out. It's very cool to watch. :)
yea i do that too but i never put the mirror in the tank coz it might have come in contact with something else before so i put it against the tank
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