Hello, over the past few days I've posted a couple questions and something came up and I want to know what your opinion is.
The issue is about exercising your bettas with a mirror to get them to flare. when I first joined the site a while ago I kept getting that it was good to 'play' with my bettas by holding up a mirror for them and allowing them to flare at it for a short amount of time. So I did this for a long time. My betta Tiberius loved it while Eugene wasn't interested in it and Vladimir was afraid of it so I only continued to do it with Tiberius. I recently tried it with my newer betta Jasper, I'm not sure how he feels about it yet, he was more "what the heck is that" kind of reaction.
However I recently had someone on here tell me not to do it at all because it causes them to have panic attacks and its bad for their minds. This person was very helpful with everything else I had asked but that was the first time someone told me it was extremely bad for my boys.
So I would like to know your opinion on using a mirror to exercise your bettas if they seem to enjoy it. I only do it with Tiberius because he always seemed to enjoy it. He would always get a chip on his shoulder afterwards like "Yeah, I showed that other guy!" Let me know what you think, I dont want to cause distress to my boys but I dont want to take away Tiberius' favorite hobby if it's ok.