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Old 04-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #1 
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Cool My First Betta Problem

My DeT Betta, Josh, was randomly flaring, and my parents and I couldn't think of the reason! Then it hit me! The black paper we used as an aquarium background allowed Josh to see himself! I removed it and he immediatly calmed down. My dad said I was really good at diagnosing problems and thats what I need to be a physician. Tell your stories about times you solved a problem with your bettas.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:45 PM   #2 
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Good call, Neil!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #3 
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I'm proud! LOL
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:01 PM   #4 
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I'm trying to stop my loony fish from flaring now. I am not sure what to do. I have all the lights in that room off so he can finally rest! Good job figuring it out!
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Check backgrounds, water params, tank decor, tank mates, objects outside the tank, if he reacts to you or anyrhing. Just keep looking!
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:54 AM   #6 
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OMG! He's doing it again! Poop! There's nothing wrong with him, he only does it when the tank lights are on! So I don't know what to do...
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if it's dark outside his tank, he may still be seeing his reflection, kind of a 2 way mirror type effect
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Thanks! Is there any way to stop it? Other than turning on lights outside the tank.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #9 
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Oh, put a piece of paper where he's flaring, and he should stop... that's what I always do.

My boy Humphrey was flaring at the sucky part of the filter, and so I had to cover it up with sponge, which made him stop.

Bettas are not the smartest of creatures. lol <3
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I did that, he kept at it!
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