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I just got a rosetail copper male from Petco a couple of days ago. He seems to be a little shy. I try getting him to flare by using a mirror but there is no reaction at all. Does he just need to get used to the tank? Or do some bettas just not flare?

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Andrea
 

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Some bettas don't flare. Flaring is a sign of aggression, and bettas are usually aggressive fish, but I guess he's just a more laid-back sort of guy.
 

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out of 5 bettas, I have one that doesn't flare. The others flare at varying levels. One flares all the freaking time. He even flares at his rocks. The other 2 flare sometimes, 2-3 times a day. The 4th only flares when he is startled. And the last one never flares. Bettas have their own personalities and seem to flare at differing rates.
 

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Thanks for the comments.

aselvarial….flaring at rocks…that's funny.

myexplodingcat…it must be the iridescent colors of the feather that sets him off..very cute.
 

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2/7 of the fish I've had rarely flared. I had one that just would NOT flare... only got him to once! My newest boy (2ish weeks new) JUST figured it out. I'd give him time :3
 
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