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Old 05-21-2015, 05:49 AM   #1 
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Betta flaring a lot?

Ok this may be a silly worry but I am a first time Betta fish keeper (I have 3 other tanks non betta) My guy flares ALL the time I do not have a mirror in the tank as soon as he sees any reflection of himself he goes nuts. I am not sure if he even needs to see a reflection to flare he just seems riled up all the time....is this normal? He was originally introduced to my community tank and was doing very well until he started getting aggressive to the other fish even going after a oblivious cory catfish :( So I removed him and set him up in his very own 5 gallon tank along with a few snails he has a nice hideaway, betta hammock (no metal) silk plant from his first tank, and live plants and he still seems riled up?! Any advice or is this nothing to worry about? He appears to be super healthy eating great and he seems to be the most active Betta I have ever seen.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:10 AM   #2 
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That's him :)
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:44 PM   #3 
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How long ago was he moved into the 5 gallon? He could just be establishing his territory.

You could try adding more plants and make it more heavily planted, that might help with him seeing his reflection in the sides of the tank.

Gorgeous boy!
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #4 
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Thanks!! I just came back from pet store with live plants. He is only been in the new tank for 3 days. I also put the backround up I am hoping this will help him. His ammonia burn is calming down I'm not sure if his beard will completey heal. He was in pretty bad conditions at the pet store :( do you think that could be any cause to his behavior?
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:18 PM   #5 
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Beautiful! I have a yellow spade tail as well.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:31 PM   #6 
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Some fish are just more aggressive and territorial than others. My plakat male is constantly on the move throughout the day, flaring at his neighbour, and patrolling the perimeters of his 'territory'.

As long as it doesn't seem to be causing stress to your fish, I wouldn't be too concerned. It's likely healthier for your betta to be active, than it is for your betta to be sedentary. After all, fatty liver disease is an issue that faces fish living in captivity.

He looks nice and healthy in the photos, so I say enjoy your feisty fish.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #7 
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Thank you I love the spade tail it was a nice surprise after I got him home :) I'd love to see a picture of your fish. So thids color is yellow? Very interesting I've been wondering what he is because he's an ivory to me and that doesn't seem to be a regular color Bettas are new to me so I didn't know these things. thank you so much LittleBettaFish your reply helped me very much. He finally almost relaxed in his hideaway haha Boy he is funny now I just need to find him the perfect name my daughter has been calling him Tinkerbell I might keep that name as it is very comical to his personality :)
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What about naming him Aladdin?
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He looks like a platinum white to me, or just a soft white, I wouldn't say yellow.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:58 AM   #10 
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Yes Thank you....he is definitely a creamy color :)
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