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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My betta swims in circles and squares!!!

Why does my betta swim in shapes? After i taught him how to swim in circles ( 4 weeks ago), he does it non-stop! the only thing that can lure him out of it is food. Can anyone explain? If your betta had done other weird things you can post it here also!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 02:04 PM
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He's probably glass surfing. My betta Cameron does it. I upgraded his tank and that seems to have calmed it down a bit. Also you could put some plants in the area where he does it and that seems to do the job too.
I know for a fact Cameron does it because he gets bored too easily. I put colorful objects on the outside of the tank or over his head on the glass top of his tank. Things like that seem to keep bettas occupied for hours!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 05:03 PM
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What size is his tank? As MB said a fish that is bored will engage in repetitive behaviors like that. A bigger tank with decorations and plants will distract him and his behavior will return to normal.

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