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Another Betta Tip!


tinkerbell

well recently i have noticed that one of my male bettas seemed to be a little in-active. All tank stats were fine, and so i though maybe he was a bit lonely smile.gif i then added one of my females into the tank, within a column, so that he couldnt reach her. Well, this perked him up enormously!! :lol: although this method was effective, for obvious reasons i couldnt keep her in there for too long, so i went out and bought a little plastic budgy mirror smile.gif they are completely safe to use within the tank, and you can fix them very easily using a little suction cupwith a hook on the end (bought very cheeply from a bathroom store, another great use for these things :lol: ) to the lid of your tank. this keeps him very happy, and he has since made me a HUGE bubble nest! As i mentioned, these mirrors can be taken out from time to time to prevent 'over-stressing' him by simply un-hooking them from the suction cup and giving him some relaxation time to build his bubbles :heart


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Shouldn't just placing normal mirror against the tank wall be much easier? Without wetting ur hands and all? Besides, flaring sessions are only recommended for short periods of time.

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well thats what i like about the hook Riz - you can detatch them. I find it more useful for the 'tail-biters' to be honest, i guess it distracts them...

I think most of us are used to getting our hands wet by now, but each to our own...

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That is a pretty good idea that I ahve known for year (the mirror part, not the suction cup part), but if you aren't careful and you overstress him, he could die. So just be careful. Happy betta-ing. Have you been to www.bettatalk.com? If not, you should go!!!

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Whoa :blink: euh for a second I thought "How can a betta bite his own tail?" but then I remembered bettas shred their own tails during shipping cos of stress :D

My apologies

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nice tip! been using a hand mirror but the hook way is quite nice!

btw how long and how frequentley should you let them flare?

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