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Old 09-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #1 
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My betta doesn't flare?

I've been lurking on this forum for a while and recently joined. I noticed in pictures, many of your Betta flare, or at least you get them to flare for the picture. I've had Sapphire for a few months, he's a male crowntail betta, and I've literally NEVER seen him flare. He has a ten gallon glass tank and can probably see his reflection I'd imagine, but he's never done it. Has anyone else had this experience? Is he just really mellow? He's a completely healthy and happy fish, I just don't think he's ever flared.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:20 PM   #2 
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my boy doesn't flare either..i have him for a week now...my 1st betta boy that died would flare all the time at his reflection....i did the mirror thing with my new boy and he did it...but i try not to stress him to much with the mirror..so i think it all depends on the betta
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:24 PM   #3 
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have you tried showing him a mirror? None of my boys flare unless they see themselves, or another male. I have 1 male who will flare at my finger lol
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #4 
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I showed him a mirror and he flared a few times, pretty cute. I wasn't even aware that they did that before I came to this site. He's such a laid back, sweet boy. It's kind of funny to see him get riled up.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #5 
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My first boy, Smaug, didn't flare until I got another fish. I am happy my boys don't flare at me. They know I am the giant fish-being that brings food, not a threat!
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #6 
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My first boy, Smaug, didn't flare until I got another fish. I am happy my boys don't flare at me. They know I am the giant fish-being that brings food, not a threat!
yeah, Sapphire's in the bathroom and everytime I come in he swims to the front of the tank and begs for food. So cute! My pets have me trained really well, lol.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #7 
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my girl NEVER flares! i have tried EVERYTHING! mirrors, my finger, nothing works! is she okay?
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #8 
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girls dont flare its rare to se them flare
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:09 PM   #9 
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oh ok thank you! *whew!*
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