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  1. Stressed betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    This weekend my betta jumped out of his tank and was declared dead by my parents while I was away at a sleepover. So of course I went out and bought a new betta, who is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, but has a very different personality from my last betta. This betta seems to be afraid of me.. at least...
  2. My betta flare at me when I feed him?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have my betta for a few weeks, and recently I have been feeding him new snacks. I searched and found out that I can feed him tiny bits of shrimp and chicken. I still feed him pellets during his meal times, and he still eat them fine. I decided to give him tiny pieces of new things as snack in...
  3. Flaring question.

    Betta Fish Care
    I was staring at Red from about 6 inches away and he flared at me for a few seconds. Anyone know why??
  4. Not Flaring?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had Lucifer (my red HM) for about 2 months now, and he hasn't flared once. He swims normally, lives in a filtered 3gal tank and has every thing he needs. He battled some fin tearing which lead to very mild fin rot, but all that's over now. I can see he's fins healing when he actually stays...
  5. Clamped fins confusion???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I'm new to this site and new to owning a betta fish. I just recently bought a VT betta fish about three days ago and I have a few questions regarding clamped fins. My betta seems to be bored quite often and he usually swims with fins that aren't always open, however when he flares he...
  6. My "new" male

    Betta Pictures
    So two days ago I found out one of my female bettas was really a male! His name was Twilight Sparkle... but with the help of user Kithy he is now known as Shining Armor. Haha! Here are some pictures of him flaring for me. I wish I had a better camera... Also, can anyone tell me what he...
  7. Weird things they flare at ..

    Betta Chat
    This isn't a question asking why, just a funny little post about betta's and what they flare at or are so threatened by ... I apologize if there's a thread already like this. :P So, my EE male Elliott just hates the thermometer that I put into his tank, he straight away swims to it as if he's...
  8. Betta Exercise Opinion Question

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, over the past few days I've posted a couple questions and something came up and I want to know what your opinion is. The issue is about exercising your bettas with a mirror to get them to flare. when I first joined the site a while ago I kept getting that it was good to 'play' with my...
  9. How does your betta flare?

    Betta Chat
    My old and one of my first betta Eggbert (SIP) used to flare quite hard when he would, but also he would open is mouth as wide as he could while flaring. (Lol it kinda looked like he was yelling) Originaly I thought it was just how bettas flared, but I have never seen any of my other betta's...
  10. Lucky/rare find or not? My new betta

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    I got a new betta yesterday, was not planning on it but my mom was with me at a pet store we were checking out and noticed this guy. He was on the top shelf with the more expensive bettas marked $14.99 and $25.99 but he had no price. He looked a lot more exotic than the others, so we asked...
  11. betta behavior

    Betta Chat
    First off sorry for any typos, I'm writing from my phone. My betray and his tetras have been getting along swimmingly for the past week in their 10 g tank. A couple days ago I put a wrap around background to help reduce his reflection and cut down on flares. I've noticed that since I've put it...
  12. Indignant Betta is not pleased

    Betta Chat
    I put a divider in Zelo's 10 gallon tank so I can add another betta tomorrow, and he is quite displeased. First because I had my hands in his tank, and now his space in cut in half! But mostly he seems to be upset with the divider. He's staying on the far side of his half and flaring up a...
  13. half flare?

    Betta Fish Care
    i notice that when i get my betta to flare i notice that only one side of his gill cover (idk what it's called) comes up. idk how to describe so just look at the pictures. since he's only able to flare on one side, will this be a problem?
  14. something possibly wrong with my bettas gill membrane

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i joined this forum to get your opinions because i have searched the internet over for the answer to this and can not find it! ive always kept bettas, they rarely get sick on me so im a bit stumped. i spend a lot of time watching my fish too so i was surprised when this suddenly started up...
  15. HELP: Over flaring?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I just got a new Betta fish 2 days ago, and since yesterday, Bernard (my fish) has been flaring at his own reflection on the glass and the top of the water. He also swims quickly against the glass. He's eating normally and looks forward to food(he eats actually quite fast)...Bernard swallows...
  16. Betta doesn't like light???

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    A while back I got my betta a 5gal tank kit from walmart. For the first week or two Tiberius seemed to really enjoy everything about it. I had to put a sponge where the water comes out because the water current bothered him but then everything was fine. In the past couple of weeks Tiberius...
  17. Can constant flaring be bad?

    Betta Fish Care
    My 2 bettas sam and angel that are in my glass split tank are constantly flaring at eachother like they will take a bit of a break ect but most of the time they just flare flare flare... I have had them a couple months and yea its starting to worrie me now cause around where sams gills are the...
  18. New photos of Desmoda!

    Betta Pictures
    I found out that when I turn off the lights apart from his tank light he can see his reflection in the tank walls much better and gets very upset about it. :P I also think that his blown tail is looking a lot better than it did before. :) I hope it heals completely in the end.
  19. Found this pic of Valentino just had to put it up:)

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    Found this pic of Valentino just had to put it up:) it was back then. he looks the same though :p But he looks awesome here.:-P:-P:-P:-P I think this picture belongs in a magazine :p