Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Betta Question: Flaring/Territory Patrolling behaviors?
How long after presenting a mirror (for only ten seconds or so; just long enough for him to see it) does your betta usually flare and patrol? I feel like Pearlicus does so excessively. He patrols and flares for a bit over three or four minutes, and then he dosen't let his fins go all the way to rest for almost seven to ten minutes. I do it mostly to check how his fins are healing up, but today I noticed some more damage to his top and bottom fins (forgive my lack of fish terminology), and I wonder if the flaring is hurting him...? His tail is healing/growing back from some nipping he did to himself a few weeks ago, but I'm concerned about the new things I'm seeing.