Originally Posted by Nubster
How do you get them to flare? I tried a mirror and Conan was like...whatever and just swam away. He also won't flare at my finger, he just swims to it a waits to see if I am going to feed him.
LOL... bettas are piggies, all they ever want is food.
hmmm..... here are some ways I make my fish flare:
a. adjacent male betta
b. adjacent female betta
c. A mirror
d. The light on my camera
e. My finger...but then they bite! :'(
hmmmm see, some bettas have different personalities! Some are all peaceful and compatible with others, some are the opposite. Some random items can upset or scare a betta fish. One of mine, Mr. Jappi.....HATES my finger and the camera!! He gets scared of the camera so he flares, creeps closer like he is gonna bite, and then he bumps his head on the tank!! X'D One of my bettafish pal's fish hates a plushie of the herpes virus and red nail polish 0.o The mirror is the most effective and common ;) He may just be peaceful and chill fish, im surprised the mirror didnt do it.