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  1. Velvet(Male betta) might be getting a little to sassy? Should I leave it alone?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Velvet was sassy from day one. 10 minutes into acclimating he was flaring at me from inside his cup. For a couple days he continued to flare at me however that's all but stopped. Whenever I do go near the tank he comes from his positions in his tank to where I am and stays there until I walk...
  2. Weird things your betta flares at?

    Betta Chat
    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...
  3. Silly Fishy

    Betta Chat
    So, my new betta is a very active boy, more so than my previous fishies, he's got spunk and he's adorable. I've had him home for a few days now and now that he's in his new tank he's very happy. For some weird and adorable reason, whenever I turn the light off in my bedroom (the main light...
  4. My moss ball!!

    Betta Pictures
    Flaring over his marimo moss ball :)
  5. Betta body shape

    Betta Chat
    Hey guys! I'm curious, I'm new to Betta keeping, and indeed fish keeping in general, but I have been doing lots and lots of research recently, and of course have already seen a great many pictures of our wonderful finned friends. I notice however, most of the betta that I have seen have a very...
  6. Betta Reflection

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! My betta has a 3-gallon tank with a place to hide, plants, and a background of tropical plants and rocks. However, he seems to see his reflection every once in a while in the tank and he flares. A lot. Earlier today, he flared for a good ten minutes and I was scared he would get...
  7. Is my angry fish... TOO angry?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm new. I often Google specific info for helping care for my recent life partner, Peter the Fish, and wound up here so often I decided to register. I had been wanting to ask someone else with experience about my betta's exceptional rage. I have had many bettas, and had several for many...
  8. *gasp* He's actually a HM!

    Betta Chat
    Over a year ago I rescued Ronnie from an art installation at my university. When I brought him home, he refused to flare but it didn't seem like he was a halfmoon. I settled on him being a delta tail. cool. awesome. over a year later, I turn on his tank lights this morning and he starts flaring...
  9. TONS of flaring! Good or bad?

    Betta Fish Care
    So my betta likes to flare at almost anything that moves... the towel on his tank, me when I walk into the room or by his tank, his food, when I turn the lights off he flares at the wall, my phone, and even just randomly when he's swimming like he saw something. Is it normal for them to do...
  10. Is this normal?? :S

    Betta Chat
    My betta, Bill, has been sick and is still recovering, and has been lethargic over the last week, tonight I changed his water 25% and I've noticed he's super active, coming zooming over to me when I put my face to his tank, I held up a chocolate wrapper to his tank and he flared at it - guess he...
  11. Flaring

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone. So...This might belong in a different category, but I wasn't sure. Anywho, I've found that my betta(Scout) has never flared before. My Sister's crown tail(Buddy) flares, and he looks so beautiful when his beard unfolds and his fins spread, but my betta has never flared... I...
  12. Ich & Can't swim down

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, my betta fish Kaida (male twintail halfmoon) has developed little white spots all over him in the past few days. He lately has been trying to bury himself under the pebbles and his tree and I do not know if this is itching or trying to hurt himself. I haven't seen him flare in weeks, so I...
  13. Gone to the fish tank in the sky :(

    Betta Memorials
  14. Bubble nest, flaring, following finger

    Betta Fish Care
    So, about 3 weeks ago I got a betta. Originally had a 1 gallon bowl but after reading I bought a 5 gallon tank about 2 days ago. He used to make bubble nests in the bowl and he just made his first one in the new tank. Today he did something I've never seen before. I came up to the aquarium and...
  15. Frequent flaring and nest building.

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my new betta Feliciano for almost a week, and he is just as happy as can be, very active and lively from the minute I got him in his tank. Late Thursday evening (the 20th) he surprised me by making his first small bubble nest, and yesterday morning, having let the first one disperse...
  16. Flaring?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, I am quite new to Betta keeping. I have a few simple questions. Is it bad if male bettas don't flare? How can I get my betta to flare?(I've tried the mirror trick) I have seen him flare before, I moved quickly in front of his tank and he flared at me. Thanks!
  17. Self Absorbed Betta

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got my betta fish yesterday and put him in his 4 gallon Marineland tank with HOB filter. Due to the internal reflection of the light and the tank and such he keeps sweeping along the back and sides of the tank looking at his reflection. He doesn't seem stressed out by this but he will flare up...
  18. Angry Betta and Snails

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, I am new to the forum and hope I am posting this in the right area. I have two bettas- one is a veil tail (Smaug) and he is super new to me. Still adjusting to his surroundings, a little shy but curious. Another I have had now for a few months. He is a crowntail betta (Pinkman) and...
  19. Betta Fish Art Comissions

    Betta Art
    I am doing commissions (paintings/ color pencil). I will take a picture of the painting/ drawing and post it on the thread (I might consider selling them in the future). I will only be taking 3 commissions at a time. The fish must be in full flare from the side (you can add other pictures to...
  20. Betta Fish Painting Comissions

    Betta Art
    I finish every art project for school really early so I have time to do free choice art. I really want to start doing Betta Fishies. I will take a picture of the painting and post it on the thread (I might consider selling them in the future). I will only be taking 3 commissions at a time and it...