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So i got a betta fish today from Petsmart and im worried about him. He looks very healthy and has beautiful skin, gills and he looks generally healthy. What im worried about is that he is kinda shy and he never glares. He will live in a 0.5 gallon tank for a week and then get him a 2 gallon tank. The tank doesn't have a heater but my house stays pretty warm, 75 degrees. He is pretty active though. I've had betta fish before and this has never happened, any thoughts. Thank you guys.
 

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yeah...just give him a couple of days to adjust...pretty soon he will be as nosy as all bettas :p
 

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Thanks a lot guys, i was really worried, as i would put a mirror in front of him and his reflection would scare him.
 

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I've had my male for about a year and a half, and I've only seen him flare once, at my female, after he hid for a good 30 minutes, when his old tank was temporarily next to hers while I was setting up his new tank. Usually, when he sees his reflection, he runs and hides. Sometimes he plays dead (yes, this is actually something they can do I have found out - they just get extremely still, with barely any perceptible movement). He still hides to this day when he sees his reflection, but he is a terrible scaredy cat, EVERYTHING freaks him out. His weekly water changes send him into hiding for several days. Moving things around outside of his tank usually make him hide for the better part of a day, if not more.
That being said, most are not like my male and will flare after they settle in, on the other hand, some are just really male, and don't ever really flare, it just depends on their personalities.
 
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