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Old 04-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #11 
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There is Betta's out there now that have been bred to be far less aggressive,
The betta's you get at most all the stores are the aggressive betta's,
If you want less aggressive Betta's you'd have to find a Breeder that breeds for that,

I did have a site that sold those type ,But I don't remember where I found it now, (should have book marked it) oh well,

anyways, just so you all know,
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:04 PM   #12 
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i have a bit of that same problem as u with my charlie, he does not flare, well he did at first but now nothing, it started sometime last month.
he still is a playful 'lil guy, I saw him zoom to go stare at jet across the tank in today's playtime, but it's more like looking at the big flaring doofuss in the next tank.

im just woried is he sick?
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #13 
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HI all,

My new copper marble betta, Crumb, just refuses to flare. Not at the mirror, not at my other betta, not at me. He once gave me a half flare when I pointed at him, but quickly let it go and has avoided the topic altogether since then. The breeder said he was flaring in his viewing tank (before i picked him out) but once i got him home, he became totally docile. He's super friendly with me but nothing I do will get him to flare. It's definitely a male. Any ideas?
I don't get it. what is flaring anyway?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:08 PM   #14 
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Nope definitely not old. He's only 6 months. :) I wanted him to flare because i heard it's good exercise for them and gives them pretty good self esteem when they get to do it from time to time (because they can easily scare off a mirror image...). I've also heard it's good to ease constipation. He doesn't have that problem, but just in case... I don't want him flaring all the time. Mostly, I just wanted to see his fins at full mast but I haven't even seen it once, so I was just curious.
im having the same problem, but i think its because bettas have to get used to their new home and get comfortable :)
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #15 
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mine just quit flaring
is something wrong with him?

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Old 08-15-2010, 05:16 PM   #16 
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I don't get it. what is flaring anyway?
flaring means when a betta extends all of its fins as wide as they go and the beard comes out a beard on a betta is a special fin that extends out from under its chin.

here is pictures of a betta flaring.



here is the extending of the fins:


here is a males "beard" that comes out from under the chin:

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Old 08-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #17 
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My betta has never flared, he will turn sideways toward something he doesn't like and extend his fins fully but he's pretty mellow.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:04 AM   #18 
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oh thanks bettalover2033!!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #19 
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You have only had him two weeks...maybe he just needed some time.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #20 
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