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Old 12-31-2007, 02:00 PM   #1 
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To much flaring?

Whenever my betta, sushi, seems bored i hold up a mirror and he flares. He gets really excited and swims all tough, like showing 'better wachout this is my tank! Dont mess with me!'. I was only wondering how often i should show him his reflection and if it is stressful to do so too often.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:23 PM   #2 
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Re: To much flaring?

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Whenever my betta, sushi, seems bored i hold up a mirror and he flares. He gets really excited and swims all tough, like showing 'better wachout this is my tank! Dont mess with me!'. I was only wondering how often i should show him his reflection and if it is stressful to do so too often.
It is just a territorial thing. Male bettas do not like other bettas, so it is natural they "flare."

You should put a mirror near his tank every once in a while; I read somewhere that it gives the bettas some exercise. Don't do it for a long time though.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:20 PM   #3 
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Oh okay thanx. I never leave the mirror by the bowl because i heard that they will hit their head on the glass so many times that they will die. Even if it isnt true i try to be careful. I only flash him his reflection, let him puff up and get excited a couple of times a day.
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