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Old 08-27-2010, 11:25 AM   #1 
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What makes your fish flare?

I finally found something that makes Joey flare... the blue part of the vacuum siphon. LOL. He was spazzing at it yesterday while I was sucking up crap and debri. I didn't even realize he was until I felt him hit my hand a few times, I look over, and he's just doin this little side dance back and forth. (No beard though, he never flares his beard. UGH lol).


So what makes your fish flare?

I am thinking of trying the blue M&M's in the bottom of an API test tube. Muahahaha.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:19 PM   #2 
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Me, Food, pretty much anything new in or directly out his tank...
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #3 
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With my Betta (who still has no name ) Its mainly my finger. I put it in the water when adding anything and he goes nuts. He flares and puffs out his gills and attacks my finger! I find it funny, and he seems to get enjoyment out of chasing the monster off lol. He also flares at the cat, his reflection in the tank wall, the fake frog next to the tank... Pretty much anything.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:32 PM   #4 
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One of my guys had never flared in all of his little fishy life, now all of a sudden has been flaring at the yellow cap of his food container. He must think it's a circular yellow betta. ?

My other betta is the opposite - he flared like a maniac when I got him but not anymore. He apparently used up his flare quota lol.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #5 
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His reflection on the side of the tank. And when I come really close he does it for me.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:56 PM   #6 
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my finger and a mirror and other bettas:)
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:03 PM   #7 
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These little plastic fishes. -__- Silly fish. They don't flare at each other, but they don't like the red and green ones of these.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:29 PM   #8 
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My fingernails (...?) mirrors, other fishies, anything brightly colored for my PK boy.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:29 PM   #9 
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I have a fish that is like trained, every A.M I walk up to his tank and put my finger at him and he flare's at it then I feed him... If he don't I will try again,, he love's it, he love's whenm you walk up to his tank he will display for anyone.. Now you put a mirror up to him and he will flare and get mad, he swim's around the tank showing off...
My others only flare when they see other bettas or a mirror...
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:06 AM   #10 
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The only thing that has every made Dax ( my blue vt ) flare was his reflection in a mirror once, after that nothing. As soon as he sees me coming though he darts back and forth and lets me pet him lol
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