Howdy folks, I was just wondering if you all consider flaring a good thing as long as it's not excessive. I hear some horror stories about fins tearing up because of over-flaring. The thing is that I really haven't seen my betta flare in his new tank. Is not flaring at all a bad thing, a good thing, a neutral thing or I'm just thinking too much about it? Should I get him to flare sometimes so he'll remember how to flare and get some exercise?
The reason I'm asking is that I saw this floating mirror thing being sold at PetSmart and it said that flaring is good exercise for my little guy.