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  1. Glass surfing or seeing reflection?

    Betta Fish Care
    I’m not a super experienced betta owner and yesterday I got a new betta. I have him in a rimless tank and I absolutely cannot tell if he can see his reflection, but he’s darting up and down the side of the glass on one side of his tank. I tried covering it with paper, rotating the tank, dimming...
  2. Is he flaring at himself...?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Wow I'm just realizing how many questions I have been posting on here lol... A few days ago I started a thread because I was concerned about my new betta who was acting lethargic. Well, that was short-lived because he soon became extremely active. (Is it possible for them to be...
  3. Should I let my betta see each other?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have two male betta right next to each other, both in 5 gallon tanks. I taped a piece of paper to the side of one of the tanks so they couldn't see each other, but I have been reading recently about betta exercise mirrors and how it is good to let them "fight" their reflection for a few...
  4. Please help, my betta keeps flaring :'(

    Betta Fish Care
    I have had my male betta fish (his name is Socks and I love him very much) for over 2 months now, but just 2 days ago, he has started getting aggressive. He has been continuously flaring his gills at all sides of the tank. I have not changed any aspect of his surroundings, the lighting and...
  5. Reducing Reflection in Rectangle Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! I am new to the forum :) I have a male betta (Barney) in a 10gal tank. The bottom is naked aside from some glass stones I found at the dollar store. There is a huge tree decoration in the middle of the tank thats from petco and 2 silk/plastic plants from amazon. His reflection seemed to...
  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. Betta keeps fighting reflection! Two weeks!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've had my betta for almost two weeks. Originally I had him in a small bowl but then I switched the bowl to a tank. The problem that occurred in both housings was that he always saw his reflection and would literally swim up and down, side to side, and aggressively chase his reflection. It's...
  8. Strange Behavior

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10 gallons divided What temperature is your tank? 86 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Yes Elite Sponge Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Via Filter Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Divided...
  9. My fish tries to attack his reflection

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my second betta fish yesterday and put him in a 1 gallon tank next to my older fishes tank. Whenever he catches a glimpse of his reflection he will continuously stare and flare his beard. Sometimes when he's in the middle he will swim right on over to the side bopping him in the mouth...
  10. Stop betta from seeing reflection.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have my dragon scale betta, Vladimir in this tank: And I noticed after the two weeks that I had him he started this weird habit of looking back and forth in the corners on his tank. I think it's because he's seeing his reflection. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
  11. Mojo Vs Reflection (Who will win?)

    Betta Chat
    Little Mojo thinks that his reflection is actually another male betta, Lol! Check it out
  12. Reflection

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm a new owner of a very handsome betta named Dovakiin. I bought a 20g tank for him (decorated now), and I also bought both a teenie weenie bristle-whisker plecostomus and a school (four) "neon" fish to keep him company (he's a spoiled baby). Before any one jumps the gun and shakes their finger...
  13. betta reflection and scales and filter please help thanks

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    it seems like my betta is seeing his reflection in any container hes in, on every wall of the tank. i had him in a 1.5g round vase, &all day nonstop he'd just circle around the tank&dart frequently at the glass&sometimes darted were the gravel&tank wall meet(meaning his head would probably be...
  14. Help! Nonstop Flaring at Reflection?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I got my betta fish 2 days ago. He found his reflection on the sides of the tank pretty quickly and will NOT STOP flaring. At first I just left him alone to see if he would give it a rest but on the 2nd day he was still in the same spot, going crazy, and so I moved the tank and fiddled...
  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. Reflection fight!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi I'm new in this place and I love it! ;D After reading a few pages I changed my little guy Johnny Topside to a 10g thank 2 days ago. But the point of this thread is this… He has been fighting his reflection under the filter these 2 days, is this dangerous if it continues like this? Can I...
  17. Reflection Freak Out!!!!!!!!!!! D:> Help?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! Sorry I haven't gotten on lately, I've been swamped. ._.; I got the boys down home ok. (they're traveling fish now! XD They've been in a car, on a bus, on a train, then in a different car! XD) My mom was also wonderful enough to have these HUGE vases ready for me to condition and...