Flaring only one side? Question 

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So I noticed my Betta only flares one side of his face. Is this normal if they don't flare alot. I was told to get a mirror as a toy so he can flare to exercise his (not sure what they are called) but I will call it his beard. He barely flared until I got the mirror and noticed only one side of his beard opens right up. Has anyone heard of this? Should I be worried? The water is good:0,0,5. Temp is 80 ish.(So hot some days in my apartment but I put a fan on him to keep cooler) He does fine other than that...eats,poops,swims good. Just curious if anyone knows anything about this?

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I really wouldn't show him the mirror constantly, it will just stress him out.

I've never heard of flaring to one side... Maybe he had a stroke
 
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A stroke? Can they have strokes?
 
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anaugle said:
How come no comments yet?
HI April, it had only been a little over an hour since your first post. Not everyone is on at the same time. Sometimes we have to be a bit more patient and wait for someone who can answer.

I moved the thread from the General Forum into the Betta Forum. It may draw more attention from the members who know about bettas.

Good luck!
 
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ok....thanks Lucy
 

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I have no idea, but hopefully others will see this soon and can help you. I hope you find an answer.
 

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I'm sure I've heard before of a betta only flaring on one side.
My brother's betta flares more on one side than the other, but is a happy boy and does not seem affected by it at all.
 
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Yah he's not affected by it. Just wanted to know if anyone heard of this. And if I should be concerned. Hope someone can tell me.
 

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I was just goofing with the stroke... I wouldn't worry about it unless he's having trouble swimming....
 
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