I have a separate 5.5 gallon tank that I have been cycling with a coupla live plants. So after 2 weeks of cycling I decided that it was safe to put a new "tank owner" in there.
I went n bought a LIVELY crowntail from PetsMart. He was the livest one there. Flaring at all the other bettas n such. Went about adjusting him at home. Then it was time to release him.
So hes swimming around n around n around as I'm cooking dinner. I'm stirring the pasta as I'm watching him, he turns and looks at the back glass/starting flaring. It was cute to watch. But he just kept flaring, so I grabbed some paper to block his reflection. Came back and he's flaring at the sides too!!
Would he eventually realize it is his own reflection and stop flaring? Or should I block off the back/sides completely? I know flaring will cause alot of stress for him. I'm just not a fan of having to completely block off all but 1 side of the tank. ALSO, could it be the light in the tank??