To most fish, holding a mirror in front of them
doesn't really do anything. But if you hold a
mirror in front of a Betta fish, the fish will
start acting differently. Just like when your dog,
cat, or other pet sees itself in the mirror, it
thinks there is another animal and the pets try
playing, barking, or fighting with the reflection.
For a Betta fish, it is the same concept. The
Betta fish is a fighting fish, so when it sees
itself in the mirror, it prepares to fight its
reflection thinking it's another fish.
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