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Old 10-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #1 
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Betta always flaring

I just transfered my Betta from his 1 gallon plastic prison cell to a 2.5 gallon filtered glass aquarium. Ever since the move, the betta has always been flaring. I think this is because of the reflection of himself on the glass. Will this eventually go away? Or leaving this unattended will do harm to the fish? Also, my tank has a plain blue background. could this be triggering the reflections?

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:41 PM   #2 
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I'd give it a little bit for him to settle down. My Sherbet flared at everything for about 3 days, before he finally calmed down.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #3 
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Just let him flare for a while, he should calm down soon. One of mine had an obsession with the filter (a bad obsession) and flared constantly at it. He was fine after a few days.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:18 PM   #4 
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What doggyhog and CodeRed said. :)
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:54 AM   #5 
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OK thanks guys. Hopefully he calms down in a few days.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #6 
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hes just settling in to his new home..

codered, i have a betta named sherbet too! lol
my one yr old loves the kids show "Max & Ruby" and anyway theres a line in it where shes telling max that he cant put sherbet into his bathtub. lol and i just fell in love with the way my son says it, so it stuck
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #7 
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Some bettas catch on to the fact that they are not looking at a real betta, but some--- like Lou never quite get it lol. In that case you can just swap your blue background for a plain white one. Dark colors create a better reflection than light ones.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:48 PM   #8 
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I tried imagining it with a white background... looks kinda depressing IMO. I might just opt for no background at all. haha
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:38 PM   #9 
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Yeahit looks kinda lame but it's better than having a betta that blows its fins all the time!
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:33 PM   #10 
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if you have young siblings you can have them draw a plant and fish scene on a sheet of printer paper... they get a kick out of having their artwork displayed and it provides a light and less dreary background
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