Originally Posted by jls0459
I love the coloring on his fins. Such a pretty boy!
Why thank you. I picked him because he had a little bit of orange on his fins at the store and I have always wanted an orange betta, but it seems to have turned more red.
Originally Posted by LadyVictorian
Best way to get pictures of betta's is to put them in a square vase that holds roughly around .5 gallons depending on size so they don't have much running space. I have little tanks for just that once I start breeding :D
And you think that is bad, every time I try to take pictures of my vt he poos xD NO JOKE.
Your boy is very beautiful though.
I'll have to try that, I have a little house I put him in while I clean his 'bigger' tank. He tends not to strut as much in there though.
And that's funny! Also highly unphotogenic.
Originally Posted by Kytkattin
Haha, most people WANT their fish to flare for pictures, especially the breeders/showers. Flaring is a very natural behavior for them, especially if they are healthy males. Of course each betta is unique, and some flare a lot while others hardly ever flare.
If you think he is flaring too much, make sure he can't see his reflection as he will think this is another betta. Very nice looking boy you have their!
Oh, and one more thing, be very careful with the betta hammock as the wire inside can become exposed. Not only can it rust, but one member actually lost their fish because he cut himself open on it! :(
I just want a picture of him with his fins poofed out all pretty, but it's like he photobombs himself. I had a couple other photos too that I was a little weary about showing because I thought people would get angry or say that I was making him flare.
I don't have a mirror, and if I keep the tank light and my light on he doesn't see his reflection. If I turn my light off he can, so I try to avoid that. He does seem to enjoy watching me work on my tablet though, giving me the occasional flare even when I'm just looking in his direction.
Here's a good one as I was trying to get a close up shot, my gf says he's pretending to be one of the flowers. >,>