So I decided to test something out that my friend talked to me about yesterday. She said her betta flared at her finger. None of mine ever did, so I was a bit curious. So I decided to put my finger by the tank WITHOUT them seeing me. I put my face above the tank and kept my finger moving so that they focused ONLY on my finger.
Buddha flared immediately. He bolted to the edge of the tank and tried to tackle my finger, it looked like. Pudge just swan around cautiously. He hasn't flared AT ALL since about 2 weeks ago, so I wasn't expecting much from him. And Squirt flared, then swam away, never coming back to the very edge of the tank, but rather stayed a good inch or two away.
Bettas: 0 Finger: 1