love to see him flare.how is he?? still shy or more lively ? i got a new betta today.. a plakat full white with red trimmings..couldn't resist the urge not to get him hehehe
He's becoming a little more lively but whenever I try to take a picture of him with his fins more spread out he gets all shy again. He doesn't hide whenever I walk into the room, though, so that's an improvement.
I tried doing the mirror thing again. He swam up to the reflection, flashed his fins once, and then swam off to the other end of the tank where I was standing and he wouldn't go back to the other side where the "mean fish" was. He's a total wuss, that's for sure.
So I've had him for a few days now and now that he's settle and gotten used to everything he's become more protective of his tank. Now when I put the mirror on the side of the tank he swims up to it and postures like crazy. Got a photo of it today, but it's not that great. I desperately need a new camera.
Got another photo of him flaring today. You can see the reflection at the far end of the tank. He isn't too sure what to think of the new live plants I added this afternoon. After his favorite plastic plant was taken out of the tank to make room for the live he sulked behind the filter for a while.
Any ideas on how to slow the current created by the filter? After I took out the mess bag of carbon the water flow speed increased and he's having a hard time swimming around freely and his blood worms were swept to the far right corner of the tank and he's having trouble getting to them. I'm thinking using an empty mess bag might slow it down, would this work? I have a canister filter for a 3 gallon tank (Tetra Whisper 3i) that I have no use for, would this create a strong enough water flow in a 10 gallon tank?
He's definitely doing better. He has a very spunky personality, though he can still be pretty shy. He flares up whenever he sees his nemesis: the mirror's reflection, the soft bristled blue tooth brush I use to clean algae off the side of the glass, and me whenever I wear a blue shirt.