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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Yawning Betta

Hi there, I was watching Larry this morning ,and he was just swimming around, with the odd puff up at his reflection then all of a sudden it seemed like he was having a BIG yawn! He opened his mouth really wide, and closed it and carried on swimming around. Looked just like he was yawning... do they yawn? or what could this be... I have seen my goldfish do this too???

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 11:25 AM
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I've watched my bettas do this too, and I think they are yawning, I don't think its nothing more than they are just really tired. This also applies for the goldfish too, but I've seen them do it when they take a rock in their mouth too..
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Yeah I have seen Perseus do that a few times, dont know maybe its a yawn.

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I don't recall where but I read that this is something they do to force water over their gills when they expell ammonia - I don't know if this is accurate but I think it's fascinating nonetheless. I've seen both my fish "yawn", too!

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I don't recall where but I read that this is something they do to force water over their gills when they expell ammonia - I don't know if this is accurate but I think it's fascinating nonetheless. I've seen both my fish "yawn", too!
Wow that is very interesting, and I think that makes sense... I thought it was so cute though...

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Oh it is! Hahaha.

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It's adorable isn't it? My CT's used to yawn a lot and it was so cute to see it. Lulu my VT doesn't do it period though.

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i have seen my dead betta rex do that a few times

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