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Old 03-25-2008, 10:49 AM   #1 
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What does flaring look like in the Betta?

I am not sure what flaring looks like so I don't know if Casper is flaring up or not. I don't think he can see his reflection but i still not sure. So can someone please post a picture of a betta 'flaring up'?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #2 
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you see how his gills are spread out- that is flaring
they do this when they want to be agressive, when they see other bettas, or somthing they think is a threat. (usally they see their own reflection or Rambo hates my camera )
a little flaring is ok to ensure he is healthy and active but too much could cause stress.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:33 PM   #3 
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ok thanks just to make sure what flaring is because i have heard that if he is flaring too much he could die from stress. But i don't see him flaring (still does sometimes but hardly)so i think he is good.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:10 AM   #4 
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aww. Tarzan don't like me much then:( He flares everytime he sees me.
That is.. after a long time of not seeing me.

Sometimes he flares on his own. He paces around the tank and flares a lot. I notice this from my bed. hmm.
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aww. Tarzan don't like me much then:( He flares everytime he sees me.
That is.. after a long time of not seeing me.

Sometimes he flares on his own. He paces around the tank and flares a lot. I notice this from my bed. hmm.
hmm... somthing must be bugging him. My betta used to do this alot until i upsized his tank. so it probly isnt you, he could very well see his reflection in the tank sides.
is tarzan still in his 3 gallon?- does it have heater?
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