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Just like Betta personalities. Every Betta's beard is different. Part of the fun of keeping Bettas is seeing them flare. Get your camera and show off their flare!

Buster:


Finn:
 

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Just like Betta personalities. Every Betta's beard is different. Part of the fun of keeping Bettas is seeing them flare. Get your camera and show off their flare!

Buster:


Finn:
Is that betta with a Cherry barb?
 

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Is that betta with a Cherry barb?
Both Bettas are in a 6 gallon tank with a small school of Rasboras.

The black Plakat, Buster just got moved to his tank last month. It was touch and go as to whether he would eat them or not. I couldn't catch the Rasboras. His tank is too heavily planted. Luckily, a pecking order was established by the next day (can you say: King Buster?) and now it's as if the Rasboras are invisible.

Finn was an adolescent when he joined his Rasboras last year. He actually ate a Rasbora. He felt sick for two days while I fasted him. He had never eaten one again. He does chase them occasionally for fun. They are not afraid of Finn, they just move out of the way.

The key, I think, is that the Rasboras were there first. Except for the one who got eaten (and I suspect it died and got scavenged), the boys have rarely thought of them as food.
 

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I guess I am the only person on TPT willing to juggle a hand mirror, a fishing bobber and an IPad in order to get pictures of Bettas flaring. I looked really silly. LOL!
 

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I have some older pics of my bettas flaring. This was one of my first bettas, Flash (yeah, he lived in a bowl). Once I swear he was flaring at the colors in the test tubes!



This was my favorite plakat, Pinkie:

Current betta, Oliver, has more flamboyant style-
 

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I had one Betta in a bowl who flared all the time like Flash. We moved him to a tank and he stopped flaring. We figured out that we must have looked distorted to him, like we were in a fun house mirror. We must have looked scary

Flash and Oliver are gorgeous. I love their color!
 

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Click on the picture to watch Buster flare:


Click on the picture to sort of see Finny flare:


The links take you to my photobucket. Enjoy!
 

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Here's my elephant ear dancing around! He never stays still long enough to get a good flaring picture, I just put my female next to him though so hopefully I will catch him showing off soon.


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Will have to dig up my old flaring photos.. my most flare happy boys know how to move at just the right time to be a blur on my camera >.< I have a flare happy gal who took lessons from my most pro anti photographic male how to be a pain to get in focus.
 

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@JJ09 - Oliver is a very handsome guy!
 
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