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Old 11-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #1 
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Angry betta?

So I've had a few bettas before my Drowny and I've never seen any of them flare. I mean, they'd flare their fins, but never... flare their gills, I guess

Drowny does this ALL THE TIME. He'll just swim around, flaring and looking all pissed off. Is he mad? Is he scared? Is it a healthy, normal thing for them to do?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #2 
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That is completely normal! Some bettas flare more than others in fact romeo (R.I.P) flared all the time too for a while because he saw his reflection in the glass of the aquarium.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #3 
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It's just a personality thing, some like to flare, some don't!

Mine flares when I put my finger to the glass XD
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:32 PM   #4 
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Some people will say it stresses bettas to flare all day/more than 5 minuets....I disagree. Some just flare at everything. Actuakky the more flaring=more excersize=healthier betta.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:32 PM   #5 
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But if he's chasing his reflection in the tank constantly, then that's not exactly a healthy thing. But flaring is fine! :)
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:51 AM   #6 
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Haha, thank you, guys. I wasn't sure if he's just a mean ol' fish or if he was unhappy. There doesn't really seem to be any reason, he's not always facing the glass when he does it. I finally knelt before his tank and exclaimed, "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!" but he just stared at me... and flared.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:58 AM   #7 
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Hahaha! Seems like he's got a lot of personality! XD
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