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Old 01-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #1 
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My Betta Flares at me.

My Butters started flaring at me recently.. I've had him for 2 weeks, and he flares at me all the time when I get near him. I saw another thread on here (pretty old) that someone mentioned that he is just very active. He stops flaring and continues about his business when I go away.

Is this is normal? This is my first fish/betta and am trying to provide him with everything I can.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #2 
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Seems to be based on the personality of the fish. I have three males that rarely flare, one that's excitable and will flare if you play with him, and one that is super flare boy and will pretty much flare if you look at him sideways. Yours might be on the excitable end of the spectrum
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #3 
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He is healthy on top of all that!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #4 
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Are you wearing bright colors? Some Bettas will flare if you have a certain colored shirt or bright colored. Lol :)
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #5 
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Are you wearing bright colors? Some Bettas will flare if you have a certain colored shirt or bright colored. Lol :)
Dont forget black. Black is an automatic flaring
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #6 
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I was worried he just didn't like me haha.. In regards to my clothing, I usually wear dark colors...

Well he is always swimming around, except maybe when he stops to rest. And I never seen him use his hiding spot. But yea he is a pretty active Betta. So then the flaring just adds to his active personality I assume..
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..or it could be the dark colors I wear then.. im going to try a different shirt this evening and see if he still flares at me..
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #8 
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Try it then see what happens, goodluck!
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #9 
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Dont forget black. Black is an automatic flaring
now that you mentioned it, yes, Fred flares when me or my friend wearing black approached the tank...he does not flare when I wear white or grey clothes.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #10 
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Well now it's all figured out! Good luck with your boy!!!
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