Is there such a thing as too much flaring for a betta?
For a variety of reasons I had to rehome all my other fish, and now my red betta is the only fish in my 55 gallon. Unlike his old tank, this one has a black background, which apparently shows his reflection very well. Because he is always stalking around the upper corners and upper rim of the tank, flaring at himself. It seems like every time I look in the tank, he is either sleeping or compulsively flaring at his reflection--in the 55, I was hoping for a little more "exploring" and "swimming around"
Is this good for him? The tank looks sorta bad IMO without the background, but I'd take it down if it would give the betta a chance to chill.