Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #11 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Yes, but do we know how stressful flaring is? It's natural, it's a way they communicate.. whether to ward off intruders, breed, etc.

If it gets to be too much, the betta will back away and not flare - self preservation.
If it was deadly, then nature would of had them do something other than flare.

I have bettas who see one another constantly and have no health issues, even the ones who flare whenever they see movement in the other tank. My males who have been in the breeding tank flare constantly when trying to attract/attack the female.

But that's just my opinion.. whether a few minutes a day or all day, the betta should not flare itself to death. I can understand the stress worry.. but these fish have always lived their lives, wild and domesticated, flaring.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #12 
Dozzem
Member
 
Dozzem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California
I agree, a little flaring a day is really helpful! I have a tail biter and I didn't ever get to see his tail fins in full length until I showed him the mirror! It does solve bordem (a cause for some tail biters) and its great! His fins have grown back!

He also can see the male in another tank next to him a little but the other guy is very shy so I don't let them see each other all the time. It depends on who your fish is really, my shy guy hides from the mirror.
Dozzem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #13 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I put a mirror in front of mine every now and then. It's good for them to flare every so often.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #14 
Dragonlady
Member
 
Dragonlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
I use an old rearview car mirror to exercise some of my bettas kept in larger tanks. The mirror is nice and long and really gets them moving. Most of my bettas just get uncarded to flare/ exercise. I never let them flare for more than 30 minutes.
Dragonlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bettas not flaring each other again. Fabian Betta Fish Care 7 02-24-2012 06:25 AM
Bettas and Mirrors- Your opinion? dormfish Betta Fish Care 10 10-31-2011 03:20 PM
my bettas flaring. :) limeslide Betta Pictures 4 07-09-2011 11:26 AM
1.5 Weeks in Divided Tank.. One of the bettas still flaring... Newtonbetta Betta Fish Care 32 11-17-2010 08:22 PM
Bettas and mirrors LoneHowler Betta Fish Care 4 06-04-2010 07:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.