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Old 05-30-2010, 02:35 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta flares with light on

When i turn off my room lights and turn on my fish tank lights my betta flares...i think it sees it reflection or something. If i leave the fish tank light on overnight is there a possibility my fish will die? (It will be flaring a lot overnight) or will it get use to it?

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:12 AM   #2 
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He most likely sees his reflection. He won't die from it unless he seriously slams his body into things, but I've never had that happen. He'll eventually get used to it.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:30 AM   #3 
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My guy did that, id have the lamp on beside him and hed try to attack his reflection xD its normal he should get over it :)
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:03 PM   #4 
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Haha mine does that ALL THE TIME. :)
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:46 PM   #5 
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wont the betta get sick from a lot of stress BettaxFishxCrazy??
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:17 PM   #6 
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I would guess it all depends on the betta. Mine sees his reflection, or my other two fish a lot, and sometimes he acts on it, sometimes he doesnt. Most of the time he swims in circles, stops, flares his fins out, and continues his circle. No more than 10 minutes at a time though. He's perfectly healthy! *knock on wood* :)
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:49 PM   #7 
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I have heard that a betta flaring all of the time could get stressed however he should get used to his reflection and stop flaring after a while. Think about when you go to a pet store and see the bettas there, most of them (assuming you go somewhere where they have healthy bettas) wont flare at their neighbors in neighboring cups, however if you move them around then they will start flaring at their "new" neighbors.
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jeanclaudeasher i guess that makes it a lot more clear and very understanding:) thanks
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:17 AM   #9 
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Haha oh okay thanks everyone
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:56 AM   #10 
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Yeah, they can become sick if they've been stressed for long periods of time, but they usually get used to it.
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