Originally Posted by k stiles
My betta dosen't flare muchat all I've tried so many things, but he dosen't flare much, any sugestions.
FredFish does not flare in his temporary home because there is nothing to flare at. He is in a bowl which magnifies at angles other than straight on.
Since he is new & I am still observing his behavior, I tried the mirror trick to provoke him & see if he was sexually mature. At first it took some moving of the mirror to get him provoked, then he figured out that the big, dark blob on the other side was a threat & began flaring at it. Now he will flare if I put the mirror up, but only then.
He will blow a bubble nest to mark his
territory by the next day. Overall, FredFish is just not all that concerned with stuff outside his temporary bowl. Except in the morning, he knows he gets fed when the lights come up, he actually spends the most overall time looking for me/food at that time. Honestly, I cannot wait until the 10g is cycled; I think FredFish is bored and needs a little provoking to keep him busy.