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Old 10-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #1 
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Help, my betta doesn't flare

As the titles says, my betta doesn't flare no matter what I do. I've tried the mirror trick. And he has been next to other bettas, of course in seperate bowls. He is as healthy as can be and very happy in his 5 gallon tank. Maybe he's just super chill? Hehe

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #2 
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Sounds like it. I have had about forty bettas and a few of the males never flared. They were curious but they looked at the mirror like, "man am I pretty" and swam away.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #3 
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It would still be cool to see him flare once in a while. :) Maybe when he gets a little older.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:57 PM   #4 
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i also have 1 of my bettas that has never flared i ahve not tried the mirror trick yet, and i plan on doing it at some point. but its my "damaged" betta i call him handicapped. he was in a disgusting cup when i bought him and super skinny. he is still skinny and has unclamped, but never flares and seems to not be as strong of a swimmer. I have had him for awhile now so i think he was probably suspposed to be a cull that never happened. but he eats fine and blows bubbles. so hes alright.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #5 
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Yea, some flare and some don't.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #6 
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Mine didn't flare at a mirror, but then it turned out that he was a female instead. She does flare, but not at reflections.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #7 
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My guy doesn't flare either, he's healthy and spritely, but nothing seems to qualify as competition in his little betta eyes. He's either really really laid back, or just enough of a narcissist (maybe too young, don't know) XD
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #8 
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Thanks guys, I thought I was the only one who had a betta that didn't flare xD

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #9 
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Maybe let him practice with an exercise mirror for a few minutes a day for a few months, leave him alone with it. If he still doesn't flare, it's probably just his unique personality.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #10 
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i had a betta that never flared. for a whole year, he would barely spread his fins.

finally, i put him in a tank beside a female. she had her tank, he had his. and he flared! sometimes, it just takes something special to make them flare. sometimes, they won't ever flare. nothing wrong with it. :B
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