I have had Paul for less than about a month now..maybe just a bit more or less. I think today is the first time he flared. I do my make up right near his tank, and there is a little mirror that has just always been there. I didn't think he could see it from where he is...and prior to this morning, he either didn't notice it, didn't care, or just wasn't comfy enough...but this morning, he wanted to kill the betta in the mirror. I didn't know he could get so big...but pretty. I removed the mirror when I noticed. He won't have to worry about mirror-fish anymore.
He has been becoming more and more relaxed over the past few days. He is starting to play with the silk plants in his tank taunt the cats. It's pretty funny. I think I'll get him some little balls.