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Old 06-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #1 
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Show us your best flare!

The rules of this contest are simple. Flare your fish and get a good picture of it! The rules of the contest are as follows.

  1. All entries must be in by the 04 July.
    • You can submit as many entries as you would like, but only the last one will be considered for the result.
    • This is an unofficial contest not being run by forum staff. I am the sole judge of which entry is the best, but popular opinion will be considered, so votes are encouraged!
    • Victors will be ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. There are no prizes, but you will have the knowledge that your fishy flares the best!
  2. A flare is herein defined as an active threat/intimidation or mating display by one or more bettas.
    • You may trigger the flare by placing a mirror in front of your betta. Flares may be directed at betta fish on opposite sides of a transparent or translucent barrier. Flares may also be mating displays directed at a female betta.
    • Entries where two unseparated male bettas are displaying at one another will not be considered for entry, as physically placing two male bettas in the same tank is irresponsible and detrimental to the fish's health.
    • The gill flap does not need to be deployed in order for the flare to be considered valid, but it must be apparent that the fish is displaying plumage or otherwise attempting to make itself look more impressive.
    • The more impressive the fish, the better chance your fish will have of being selected the victor!
  3. This is not a requirement, but please try to caption your photo, and include fish names so that the forum will know who the competitor is! :)
  4. Have fun with it!
    • Try to make your fish puff up at inanimate objects, colorful toys, or anything that isn't another betta fish.
    • Make it as fun for your fish as possible if you can.
    • "Happenstance" entries will be considered just as much as staged ones, but again the impressiveness of the display and the entertainment value of the resulting picture are the primary considerations for drawing a victor!


That's really all their is to it. Again, have fun with it! I'm looking forward to your entries. To guide you, here's an entry of mine. Since I'm the OP and the proctor of this contest, my own picture will not be considered for the competition. This is just motivation!

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Professor X and Magneto take their mutant war to the next level.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:06 PM   #2 
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wow my fish flares my pinkie but not my other fingers not even my other pinkie
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #3 
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This was my mighty betta/frilled dinosaur, Jaws
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:38 PM   #4 
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hmmm....cute is he pink?
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:42 PM   #5 
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hmmm....cute is he pink?
He was actually a regular blue betta, the light made him look pink
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:43 PM   #6 
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oh...cool
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This was my mighty betta/frilled dinosaur, Jaws
Awww. Was Jaws one of the ones you lost? Cute little guy, he is!
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:57 PM   #8 
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Awww. Was Jaws one of the ones you lost? Cute little guy, he is!
I got him in October of 2012, he was my first rescue. My cat pushed his tank off of the headboard/shelf of my bed onto the floor. a few weeks after I got him and I didn't find him in time. He hated having his picture taken. He was a very very grumpy guy
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:58 PM   #9 
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aww poor fish and bad kitty
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:32 AM   #10 
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This was one of my most aggressive Betta's flaring! He had swim bladder disorder. He wasn't flaring his gills as much as flaring his fins.
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