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paws 05-02-2008 07:06 PM

Weird thing Betta Does(COONCERNED!)
My betta seems to swim up and down the glass of the tank. His nose is touching the glass. He is not flarring so he is not attaching his relfection. But for a long section of the day he does this thing. Up and down he goes. Some people say he is bored. But if so how do i entertain him? He has a hideout and some plastic plants to swim through. He has a heater and a filter. He is making bubble nest and eating. Please tell me what he is doing i am getting concerned.

Neo 05-02-2008 07:32 PM

dont be, mine does it too he is happy, just playing around, Bubble nest is a sure sign that he is healthy. That is just his entertainment. Dont worry, your not alone

Neo 05-02-2008 07:33 PM

also try to do away with the plastic plants and get some silk ones, ive heard of bettas fins getting torn and ripped on plastic plants. You have to remmember that a bettas fins are very delicate

okiemavis 05-02-2008 08:19 PM

don't worry about it- lots of fish do that to keep themselves entertained and such. my puffer does it all the time!

stephenmontero 05-02-2008 09:26 PM

your betta isnt doing anything wrong no matter whats in ur tank he still has to kill his time some how and if thats how he does it thats fine

paws 05-03-2008 06:42 AM

oh ok thank you

Meatpuppet 05-03-2008 05:45 PM

mine does that...only when i turn one the filter. he does it intently and gets a good work out. ive been wondering if its the filter.

GeegaFish 05-08-2008 02:11 PM

I've had Bettas with plastic plants and they were fine!

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