Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #1 
Join Date: Feb 2012
betta reflection in tank

I just got a beta yesterday and he's in a 10 gallon completely cycled tank with a heater and one plant. (the other bulbs didn't grow) and he keeps attacking the sides of the tank and flaring up at himself. He swims like he's on crack towards the sides too. What are ways to decrease him seeing his refection on the sides of the tank. I do have a background, in the back of the tank. Maybe its to dark? He's seeing his reflection against that too and the sides. Not so much the front of the tank.

unitednations161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #2 
vilmarisv's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
The darkn background and keeping the light on the tank while the room is darker will create reflection.
I don't use backgrounds inmy tanks for this reason.
If you want to turn on the light in the tank, just turn the light in the room as well or keep the tank in a veyr well lit part of the house.
vilmarisv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #3 
Arctic Mama
New Member
Arctic Mama's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The Frozen North
Mine does the same thing. A contact paper background or paint limits it but a dark object a few inches or feet away will cause a reflection. Still, I am of the school that flaring is healthy fish behavior so long as no other signs of stress are present. Thus, I allow the flaring (at the side of our phone, in my case) and wouldn't be concerned or remove the object without a less happy response.

It also depends on the fish - my betta is by far the most aggressive of any I have had and he flares with zest. A more timid fish who wasn't bent on establishing territory might be more stressed in the face or a rival. It just depends on what you are comfortable with and the health of the animal.
Arctic Mama is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
betta reflection help Connerstunt Betta Fish Care 8 02-05-2012 12:55 PM
Betta sees his reflection in Tank sunnshinee Betta Fish Care 5 01-06-2012 10:40 PM
!Betta keeps flaring at reflection :/ urastupidchimp Betta Fish Care 11 03-26-2011 11:11 PM
Betta Reflection LebronJames Betta Fish Care 5 11-24-2010 09:33 PM
betta is fixated on its reflection OrangeBetta Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 8 07-27-2010 07:28 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.