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Old 04-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #11 
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I bought my male (in my avatar) who was advertised as a Delta. Within a month and after looking at pictures of other deltas, I realized he was more of a HM. Took out a mirror, had him flare, and his spread was about 178 degrees. After a few weeks, he's now at HM. He is a tailbiter, but I've noticed that having him flare really helps his tail regrowth.

Beautiful boy! Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #12 
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Should I just set up a mirror near him for a bit during the day?
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #13 
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I'd say if you want his spread to be closer to a HM (or actually a HM), I'd just let him flare at his reflection for a couple minutes a few times a week. I'd be worried about him blowing out his tail if he flared for much longer than that.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #14 
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Babyk- go for it! :) I was told that betta breeders let their stock flare for 5 minutes a day to stretch their fins out. I let one of my boys flare for that amount of time and wow has his caudal ever stretched out nicely.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #15 
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You all are so knowledgeable. Im glad my friend introduced me to this site! Thank you all!

Oh and Apollo flares at my Laptop so Im just showing him the back of that. lol.
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