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Old 01-16-2010, 03:01 PM   #1 
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Betta's and Mirrors

I've read back and forth that mirrors in a tank for a short period time are good or bad. Came anyone give me a straight answer about mirrors and betta fish does it do more good for them than bad?
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:34 PM   #2 
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Mirrors are GOOD! Not all the time, but every couple days it is great to give them exercise that way!
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:42 AM   #3 
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It's good to do for a few minutes, and fun to watch. It provides him with exercise.
Just don't show it to him 24/7, he'll blow his fins and get stressed.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #4 
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Like was said above, it's great exercise, but don't show it to him all the time.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:49 AM   #5 
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Agree to all the above. Start with only a couple of minutes and build from there.. as long as they aren't attacking the mirror your fine.. but I wouldn't keep it in there longer than 10 mins.

This is a great little mirror I love mine...http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Floating-B...3750558&sr=8-1
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #6 
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That's the kinda mirror I have but I've stopped putting it in at all now because more often now he's poofs up at me when I come in the room (he's located in my bed room) or if my fingers near the glass and he didnt do that before.

p.s. I only put it in for about 5 mins.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:17 PM   #7 
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Thats actually a good thing. I love to see my guys flare. That means the like where they are and are going to defend their territory.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:45 AM   #8 
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But can't they get really stressed out and die that way?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:59 AM   #9 
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Jack will flare at me if I surprise him while he's been resting. It's sorta funny. I don't really think Finn needs encouragement. He's such a character, sometimes darting from place to place in his tank flaring for no reason at all.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:11 AM   #10 
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No thats one of those urban legends. If a fish is stressed he will show it by tail biting, refusing to eat, staying in one place, etc. Happy fish flare.
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