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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sleeping Habits

Anyone have a betta with interesting sleeping habits?

I've notice that Nova is a REALLY deep sleeper XD I work late nights on tuesdays, and when I came home yesterday/this morning and turned on my light to get ready for bed (he lives in my room) Nova was just floating at the top on a plant snoozing away. Zakut woke right up and swam around to look at me.. but Nova? NOPE lol he worries me every so often because he sleeps so soundly I think he's dead So I bumped his tank and he woke right up xD swam around real fast because he was startled I guess, and gave me this look like "HEY! I was sleeping."

Also, he's really lethargic/groggy in the morning when he wakes up, he'll refuse to eat if I try to feed him right when he wakes up xD

Don't worry! I promise he's happy and healthy, just wanted to share stories :)

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 04:13 PM
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Yes my CT betta did that, he would lie on top of the java moss on the driftwood and I thought he was dead all the time until I realized he just likes to sleep there. They like to be near the surface of the water and the plants are probably really comfy too :D

I bought my betta a little leaf on a suction cup and put it about an inch or 2 below the surface of the water so he can sleep on it:
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I bought my betta a little leaf on a suction cup and put it about an inch or 2 below the surface of the water so he can sleep on it:D
Where did you get the leaf? It looks like a great place for a betta to rest.


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My betta loves to sleep tucked between his filter and heater or on top of his thermometer. It's very cute seeing him parked up there until you make a noise and he wakes up and swims away.

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Where did you get the leaf? It looks like a great place for a betta to rest.
I got it off of Amazon for a few dollars. Its called a Betta Bed Leaf made by Zoo Med. My bettas really love it!
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I got it off of Amazon for a few dollars. Its called a Betta Bed Leaf made by Zoo Med. My bettas really love it!
Thanks, I bet my bettas will love a nice place like that to sleep.


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Thanks, I bet my bettas will love a nice place like that to sleep.
I'll bet he'd like a nice big floating Anubias or bunch of Wisteria even more.
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Thanks, I bet my bettas will love a nice place like that to sleep.
Be careful though, they can rust and leak nasty brown water into the tank.
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Be careful though, they can rust and leak nasty brown water into the tank.
Should I not get him a leaf then? Maybe I'll try some floating live plants. He has some plants now, but he normally sleeps on the ground. It's scary though because he tips over sometimes when he sleeps so he looks dead.


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Should I not get him a leaf then? Maybe I'll try some floating live plants. He has some plants now, but he normally sleeps on the ground. It's scary though because he tips over sometimes when he sleeps so he looks dead.
Nova has done that a few times xD scared me to death!
Also, if you want to try the leaf thing without the risk of rust, just pop a silk leaf off a fake plant and stick it on a suction cup xD (with aquarium safe silicone or something similar) sometimes there's a little hole in the suction cup and you can just stick the leaf right in with no fuss. I also recently bought a betta log thing from zoo med and he likes playing with it. It does float around freely, but you could probably apply the silicone/suction cup method to it as well if you want it to stay put :)

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