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Are you supposed to make your betta flare? Like is it part of their care or something thats benificial? I always wondered because a lot of people say "if you make your betta flare". I guess I'm worried that I'm just making him made if I try to make him flare. =/
 

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I believe it helps stretch out their fins. As long as you don't over-do it, it is good.
 

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So how do I help him flare? He doesn't flare when I walk up to the tank unexpectedly or when I tap on the side of the tank to get his attention to eat.
 

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Flaring all day doesn't seem to be a problem. My divider is see through, and not covered by plants. My males spend a couple minutes a day flaring. Bettas are not really solitary fish. In the wild they come in to contact with other bettas multiple times a week. Keeping them in solitary all the time can lead to stress and other things.
 
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