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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Betta temper tantrum

This is my friends betta and he does a rather odd thing late at night when she gets ready to shut off his light and cover the tank with a towel. He throws a hissy fit and this is only at night once he sees his towel and knows it's lights out for him. Have you guys ever seen a betta throw a temper tantrum before? It's so funny. At first I thought he was just seeing his reflection but he looks at the surface a lot as well and actually flares at his owner a few times too. >.<

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 07:41 PM
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A hissy fit! That's quite amusing! Nope, I've never seen a betta fish throw a tantrum like that before. Now I'm thinking that my boy's really mellow XD
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That's hilarious!
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The change in lighting probably allows him to see his reflection more and he think he's going to be attacked by himself.

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Wow! LOL thats awesome! The little girl I got as a baby used to flare at me anytime I looked at her too closely, but never like this! Thats awesome, I wish one of my boys would do that! Would entertain me for days!

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The change in lighting probably allows him to see his reflection more and he think he's going to be attacked by himself.
I thought that too, but then I read the commentary with it and saw that he also goes crazy like this when he sees the owner folding towels, so I don't think it's just his reflection that is causing this.
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He's funny, I know the feeling wish I had a spunky fella like him, some day maybe. Hollow use to be like that but he's getting old and acting like an old man. If he had a cane he would shake it and tell me to get off his lawn.

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That is super crazy. Makes me laugh but you know, guiltily cuz its a bit worrisome. Glad she knows not to do it too long =) Tantrum aside, he looks beautiful and seems in great health.

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Yeah she throws a towel over the tank as fast as possible to calm him down. Less light less he can see and just has to go to sleep. His issue is like a kid he doesn't want to xD, he wants to stay awake and work on that bubble nest he has going.

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That's my boy! :D

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