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Old 03-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #11 
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oh yes...i need a good laugh lol.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:47 PM   #12 
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Dramaqueen - yes I believe that is what is causing the flaring, as its a large glass jar, so the bottom, like the rest, is clear and probably does reflect (although the jar is sitting on top of a wooden chest, so I rather thought it wouldn't reflect as much on the bottom there as it would on the sides, but I could be wrong). He doesn't flare at the sides of the jar though, just the bottom.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #13 
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I have heard all kinds of things about betas that flare at everything and bettas that dont flare at all. Ive read people saying that the more "inteligent" betta would not flare at his own reflection nor at random colored objects because they have the mental capacity to realize it is not another fish. I have also heard this explained with the idea that bettas that flare at everything are just a more aggressive fish that feel the need to be agressive. Who knows. My red VT will flare at food, my finger, me, his thermometer and all sorts of things but when he catches sight of my blue VT right next to him he only flares for a short time and then gets bored...
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:06 PM   #14 
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Hmm...thats interesting...
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #15 
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I have onne that flared at my Christmas earrings. I agree that some are just more aggressive than others.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:15 PM   #16 
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hehe..silly betta..
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #17 
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Hehe....I was checking on Morado today and he flared at me! yay lol. Also i think he is a lil constipated...he was looking kinda swollen...ive been fasting him for last couple days and its looking better! His color is coming back too. :)
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:02 AM   #18 
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Oooo i want a black halfmoon *or was it a delta?*
Surimi won't flare at a mirror, but he will flare at his reflection from the tank walls... constantly
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:33 AM   #19 
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He came labeled as a halfmoon, but I'm pretty sure my black betta is only a super delta, as I have yet to see him, in all of his flaring, open up his tail to a full 180 degrees or more. I don't really trust what any of the stores say anyhow, my local chain stores around here have already well proven that they've got no idea what they're talking about with their fish.
He's the only black betta I've seen so far in any of my local pet stores, but I suppose that's not terribly unusual considering most stores only carry your normal red/blue mixed VTs, instead of more unusual coloartions. I also think I read somewhere once that black coloration in bettas are is associated with a lethal gene, which causes a reduced survival rate in fry with that coloration.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:31 AM   #20 
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I have never seen a black betta in a store. What I would like to have is a red, white and blue, patriotic colored fish.
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