Hi all, my male doesn't really seem to notice my juvenile female betta unless I push their tanks together (she's still in quarantine from arriving from petco). When he finally does see her, he flares at her, and I think the poor little girl is scared off - she swims to the other side of the tank desperately. Due to this, most of the time, I keep a piece of paper between their tanks so they can't see each other.
Is he trying (and failing miserably) to flirt with her, or does he see her as a threat? Will she need some time to "become sexually mature" before she won't run away from him?
(Eventually, I think once she gets bigger, he'll see what a beauty she is. :P )