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Old 07-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #1 
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My Betta fishes cheeks are getting insanely big. Like, blown up. Basically like these two things are coming out of the side of his head. I'd post pictures, but I can't. is he ok?
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My Betta fishes cheeks are getting insanely big. Like, blown up. Basically like these two things are coming out of the side of his head. I'd post pictures, but I can't. is he ok?
My brother said he's mad. I typed in pictures of it an he looks exactly like that. Why?
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #3 
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My brother said he's mad. I typed in pictures of it an he looks exactly like that. Why?
He was "Flaring" Apparently
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #4 
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Could he just be flaring out his gills? like this?:
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oh okay! yep it's perfectly healthy for them to flare out :D
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:05 PM   #6 
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Is he just flaring? This is my betta flaring..

If its not flaring can you post a pic? :)

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Is he just flaring? This is my betta flaring..

If its not flaring can you post a pic? :)
That is it! So, why is he doing it?
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:08 PM   #8 
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They do it when they are angry or overly excited, or to look bigger and ward off other fish, if my male sees his reflection/another male/ a female/ another type of colorful fish/ me coming up to feed him, he flares. :) Good thing for them in moderation, Long as its not all the time it should be okay, too much and they get stressed and fins may rip. Whats he looking at while flaring?
Edit: we all posted one minute after the next up there :))

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:21 PM   #9 
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Just like how a peacock will spread their feathers, these fish spread out their fins and stretch out their gills to look as big and fancy as possible. It could be territorial reasons, if they see their reflection (they'll think it's another betta in their territory) to impress a female, just cuz, or sometimes they'll greet their owners this way c:

EDIT: oh ya lol! btw sorry, I didn't see your explanation above this one :P

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Old 07-03-2011, 12:50 AM   #10 
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Good comparison to the peacock though! I was thinking if hes flaring at his glass alot, and doesnt settle down you might want to tape some sort of paper/backdrop to the outside of his tank in the back corners, he could be seeing himself in a glare.
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