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Old 10-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #1 
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Stop betta from seeing reflection.

I have my dragon scale betta, Vladimir in this tank:


And I noticed after the two weeks that I had him he started this weird habit of looking back and forth in the corners on his tank. I think it's because he's seeing his reflection.
Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #2 
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any dark objects or very bright light can show a bettas reflection, so you should probably reduce that.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #3 
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The light is built it to the top. I'll have to look it over and see if I can adjust it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #4 
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could you replace the bulb to a lower lumen?
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It's a cheap tank from petco. So idk if they have replacement lights that are different.
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how many gallons is his tank? you may want to switch to a larger tank.
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It's one gallon
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:01 AM   #8 
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If it's a lot darker in the room than in the tank, the tank walls reflect. Keep light on around the tank. Move the tank away from the wall so light can shine back there.
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If it's a lot darker in the room than in the tank, the tank walls reflect. Keep light on around the tank. Move the tank away from the wall so light can shine back there.
I'm gonna try it.
I hope it works.
Thank you!!!

But that would defiantly be the reason he keeps swimming like this right?
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:14 AM   #10 
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I'm gonna try it.
I hope it works.
Thank you!!!

But that would defiantly be the reason he keeps swimming like this right?
We just switched our fish into a 2.5 gallon tank and he is doing the same thing. He also can't seem to see us like before. We have both the tank light and a lamp light on to help with the reflection.

He could see us much better in a simple bowl. Wondering if I should switch into a bowl and then add a filter/heater to that.
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