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Old 05-03-2010, 08:49 PM   #1 
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Bettas and mirrors

I was poking around my local big pet store and saw that the had some betta goodies, one of which was a "floating betta exersize mirror." good points it recomended that this product be only used in tanks of at least two gallons, bad point I could see people leaving it in thinking it would be like a bird mirror.
Now I usaly only use the mirror to get him to come to the front of the tank and display, for pictures or guests and usualy for less than a minute at a time. I can't imagine a betta needing regular sessions with a "exersize mirror"
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #2 
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It's actually good for them to flare. It helps them stretch out their fins. You should leave the mirror in for about 10 minutes a day than take it out so he doesn't blow out a fin.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:42 PM   #3 
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I use a magnifying mirror I picked up at the dollar store to "exercise" Armand. Cheap, easy, and just as effective. He's stopped tail-biting as much with it (along with other factors, probably), and he just looks so cute when he's showing off.

I do it for about 5 minutes a time, anywhere from 0x to 2x a day.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:23 AM   #4 
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Well I went and bought the exercise mirror. Boy what a difference, from just using a hand held and him flaring at the glass; to him circling his "opponent", shoving the mirror and giving it nips. Its fun to watch the betta fighting techniques without putting fish in jeopardy
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #5 
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i have a 2.5 mirrored back tank for my betta.he doesnt even seemed botherd about the mirrored back.sometimes he flares at it but thats about it
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