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Old 07-05-2009, 11:04 AM   #1 
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I Think My Betta is....

... in love with the filter! The filter sits in the back of the tank and it black, which causes him to see his reflection. Its the only place he has been since I out him in there. He just sits there flaring at his reflection.

Should I put something there so that he can't see his reflection? He hasn't moved away from there since last night.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #2 
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No its fine. Flaring is good for bettas. I was worried about my boy Blue because he never flared, but when I put him next to Aqua,my female, he flared alot. But don't worry. He'll be fine.
In fact, if your betta doesn't flare alot during the day, it's encouraged to hold a mirror up to them several times a day for 10 minutes or so, so that they will flare.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:39 AM   #3 
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Hmm ok cool. He just hasn't moved from that spot is all. I think its funy when he flares. My son yells at him ( he's 2) when he sees it do that. He can see his reflection on the glass everywhere else, I guess he just likes the filter reflection better LOL
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:18 PM   #4 
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Ok...

Flaring is not a sign of love. It is to show dominance and engage in fights.

Yes, flaring is good for a betta. When it happens 24/7, that will stress him out. You need to find a way to stop it.

Vikki, you should not be putting up a mirror to the betta every day. Maybe once every 5 days to a week.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:12 PM   #5 
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Well I don't personally do it, I do sometimes. But I've read in many books and lots of sites it's okay. So yeah. I think it's fine, so if I want to, I will.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:24 PM   #6 
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All of my bettas (except my halfmoons, don't want shreded fins) are aloud to flare 24/7 (IDK if they can see at night but whatever :P)
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:56 PM   #7 
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Yay for stressing out fish.

Oh I love the betta people on this forum... might as well get you guys your own forum.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:07 PM   #8 
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Yay for stressing out fish.

Oh I love the betta people on this forum... might as well get you guys your own forum.
You like a constant downer huh?
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:10 PM   #9 
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Welcome to betta world!

Go look at my other threads where people listen. I've got 2500 posts of happiness, 200 of betta.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #10 
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Welcome to betta world!

Go look at my other threads where people listen. I've got 2500 posts of happiness, 200 of betta.
My welcmoe to the betta world is 7 years late O_O!!!

Flaring is good exercize for the fish. The fish stop flaring in a few days anyway.
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