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Old Today, 07:12 AM   #1 
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Question Flaring

I have my betta in a 2.5 g plastic tank. I think he is seeing his reflection in the plastic. He has been flaring almost non-stop since I got it set up and added him. I don't want him to get stressed. I don't know how to correct the problem, unless I go out and buy a new tank. Which I really don't want to do. I have another betta in the same brand 2.5 g tank and he is not flaring at all. The tanks are set up in two different rooms and there are no mirrors or windows near either. Any ideas on what I can do?
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Have you tried putting the tank in a different location in the room ? I haven't had this problem myself but maybe adding some light into the equation may help.
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I put dark paper along the back wall of the aquarium where I had the same problem. It's an easy fix to try out. I thought about making some java moss walls to block out 3 of the tank walls. That one takes a bit of time.
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Thank you for the responses. I have tried 3 different spots. I have noticed that he is only flaring when the tank light on is. My next step will be to try paper on the back of the tank and adding some taller plants to block out the back and side walls a bit more.
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