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What is with my Betta? ive owned a few in the past, and i got

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What is with my Betta?

ive owned a few in the past, and i got Morgoth here just a few days ago, whenever i get near the glass he flares up and puffs his face out at me
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>>1994810
another photo
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>>1994810
Your dude is just super aggressive. It's rare, but betas can sometimes be aggressive against non-betas and even their owners. He may warm up to you in time, but either way I woudn't stick your fingers in there without removing him first just in case.
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Since it's still so recent, it could just be stress from a new environment. The longer you hang around, the more he'll realize you aren't a threat (and likely mean good) so he'll settle down.
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>>1994823
>>1994828
yeah i guess that can make sense

but i have another theory, could it be a filter that is too large for the tank?

Pic related is the 3 gallon tank i have him in, i recently got rid of my old 15 gallon one and wanted to just keep it simple and go smaller

only thing is i kept my whisper 10-15 gal. filter for a 3 gallon filter, could all that waterflow be tiring/frustrating him?
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>1994831
Probably not. You're supposed to over-filter a tank because filter capacities are always over-stated or run on the lightest-living fish around. Double your tank size is a good idea in general, especially as you can stick a sponge over the intake if the flow is ever a problem.

I bet he'd love to be back in a 5 gallon at least, though. You can even keep the old filter if you do that! In the meantime you can also rearrange the tank a little to give more mid-ground and front hiding places to see if that helps. Good job on keeping things heated, BTW. Most people forget that's important with betas.
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My betta used to do that because i kept doing positive reinforcement when he flared. Whenever he flared, i gave him food, so now he flares every time i come near the tank.

I don't think it is because of stress. its just a personality.
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>>1994831
High flow is stressful for bettas.

The way I slowed down the flow for my filter is i took out the fan thing and cut the blades shorter with a wire cutter. It is easy and cheap to get replacement parts if i decided to go back to the fast flow.
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>>1994891
thanks a ton

i went down in size because i live in an apartment and it was a real struggle for me to keep it in tip top shape for over 27 mollies, so a long while back i gave those to some great people, and went down in size

and yeah, i remembered how much bettas love warm water, and little hiding places, so i made sure he has enough privacy
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>>1994810
its gay
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>>1994810
you named it Morgoth, what did you expect
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>>1995333
lol good point, +1 for you for knowing the reference

it was a tough choice between that or Gothmog/Feanor/Fingolfin
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>>1994898
Or you could just shove a sponge or some filter floss into the output of the filter.
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My beta likes to fight my fingers when I put them in the tank. I flick him on the side and pinch his fins to simulate real fights (mental stimulation)
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