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Is flaring good for the Betta?


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Answered 2009-03-02 01:17:57

== == Flaring is healthy for your betta, not only mentally but as well as physically (exercise) which can increase their immune system. However, too much flaring is unhealthy as it stresses him out (flaring is a sign of your betta trying to intimidate its rival) and may lead to torn fins. So I recommend maybe a few times a week for no longer than 2-3 minutes.

Whenever I put a mirror up to my Betas bowl and let him do his thing he always seemed to be in a good mood afterward so I'll say yes. Just do it every so often, not all the time.

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