I am curious if anyone else had noticed dramatic health improvements after flaring with another betta, or if my experience was just a coincidence.
My betta since I got him (about a week now) and he was gray/brown/sick when I got him. Quickly he perked up, but he wouldn't eat and was looking very transparent (for his deep black/blue coloring transparent didn't seem right) so I was treating him with frequent water changes, very little salt, and a small dose of mardel maracyn-two. However, he was only getting worse.
Today my roommate set her betta next to mine while she did a 100% water change. (my betta is extreamly aggressive and she enjoyed seeing him flare)
After that, he's solid (non-transparent), eating, and behaving normally.
I admit I had not observed him earlier that day, but I'm curious if it was the flaring or just coincidental timing.