Thread: Betta spreading its gills
10-19-2008, 02:10 AM #1
Betta spreading its gills
I got a new betta yesterday, and now its spreading its gills from time to time. He also spreads all his fins while doing that. is he just showing off? or is something wrong with him?
10-19-2008, 03:40 AM #2
Could just be display behavior. Hard to tell, especially since he's so new.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
10-19-2008, 04:28 AM #3
Sounds like he's just flaring. Typical Betta behavior. Means he is happy and healthy.
10-19-2008, 05:10 AM #4
He would feel much better if you took his picture and posted it.
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10-19-2008, 11:23 AM #5
Can he see his reflection?Sharon
10-19-2008, 04:15 PM #6
cant be reflection, cow he does that right infront of us .... and not on the back..
10-19-2008, 04:23 PM #7
I'd say he's flaring at you, then!Sharon
10-19-2008, 04:31 PM #8
lol... could be...
wanna see my betta?
10-19-2008, 04:54 PM #9
I would love to see him...Sharon
10-19-2008, 05:16 PM #10
here it is... we named him midnight....
sorry couldnt get a better pic now... he's hiding behind the plants....
Last edited by necromancer; 10-19-2008 at 05:19 PM.