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Old 08-10-2011, 12:15 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Obsidians stressed

Obsidians Really Stressed- he had a black stress line down his body from flaring at himself for about an hour stright , so i felt bad and moved a plant on that wall so that he couldnt go over there and flare. I also turned the lights off and that seemed to work but i just feel bad that i didnt think of any of this befor i put him in it :( like im a bad owner for constantly going in there to try and make things better for but it mihgt be stressing him out :( hes my first betta and i know i have to learn but i dont want it to be at his expence.

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:29 AM   #2 
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if anyone has any tips for helping him unwind, iv already turned the lights out and in my room.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:32 AM   #3 
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Is he flaring at the sides of the tank? That is usually caused by:

Tank light ON
Room lights OFF

Because the outside is dark (you can experiment this yourself in your own home), it causes the glass to be mildly reflective, causing him to want to flare. It is similar to you trying to look out your window at night and your room light is on and it's dark outside. You end up just seeing yourself.

If I am away or not in my room to turn on the lights, I simply turn on a lamp close by to softly illuminate the room.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:55 AM   #4 
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Did you do what I recommended in the other topic you created about this yesterday? May help so you don't have to keep your lights off.

Edit: I see that you did.. :( Unsure what to say/do, I'm sorry
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