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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Weird things your betta flares at?

All bettas have their own quirks, I'm curious to know yours.

Omicron flares whenever I open my laptop on my desk, in front of his tank. He'll flare at it the entire time I have it open, pacing in the front. I'm guessing the dark cover of the laptop makes it possible for him to see his reflection, like how you can see your reflection on dark wood floors.

He also flared at a clothespin I had in my hand, when I slowly opened and closed it. And he flares at the bettas on the Hikari Betta Gold pellet box.

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Kiedis flares at me but only when I'm wearing blue, or when I put my face up to the tank and make kissy noises and tell him he's pretty (I get lonely when I'm home alone!).

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Krishna used to flare whenever I blew a kiss at him. It was cute. He used to wiggle away as though blushing annoyed that it is not a lady fish :P

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I've tried everything. Mal refuses to flare. He's just too laid back I guess lol.


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My boy used to never flare, then I bought a female. I had to completely block his view from her. He turned into this steroid-mad aggressive thing, flared at me when I approached the tank, flared at and attacked the thermometer, flared at the otos, built a nest and flared at everything that moved. The female flares at me occasionally, usually when she's egg bound and I startle her.

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His nerite pal. He regularly follows him around the tank and flares at him. Nerite just moves along, munching, paying no attention.

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I had to keep a Betta for the summer (not mine) because all the other options said stuff like this: mine only lasted a year! Wow! Mine only lasted a week! I can top that! Mine only lasted a day!

I and I could say: I have a happy Betta in a 10 gallon tank.

So yeah, sometimes when I watch him, he just poofs up and attacks the Java fern that takes up most of his tank.
For no reason at all.

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Mine seems to have an ongoing war with the thermometer... he builds a bubble nest under his IAL and then proceeds to patrol back and forth, protecting it from the evil thermometer in the corner.

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Mine seems to have an ongoing war with the thermometer... he builds a bubble nest under his IAL and then proceeds to patrol back and forth, protecting it from the evil thermometer in the corner.
Hahahaha I could see my fish doing something like that. I guess that's the great thing about these fish, chock full of personality

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I forgot to mention, I printed out a photo of a female betta and taped it to a pen, and when I show it to Omicron, he puffs out. Sometimes he gets really excited, sometimes he just extends his fins but doesn't stick his gills out.

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