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Old 10-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #1 
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Help! My Betta is twitching!

I just got a new Betta two weeks ago after my previous one died (he was old).
I keep a thermometer in my 1 gallon aquarium which is attached to the side with a suction cup. My new betta is obsessed with it. I removed it for a short period today to test the water temperature in the tank I place her in while cleaning the big tank. Immediately she started twitching and convulsing throughout the tank. I put the thermometer back and she is just fine.
There are no other behavioral differences and she eats normally. She likes to stare at the thermometer for large periods of time but does occasionally swim away.

Is she sick or just is she just getting upset that I removed something to which she is attached, from the tank?
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #2 
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Hi SaxGirl07 I have never heard of anything like that before but are there other things in the tank she can take interest in or any plants ? I guess since she likes it so much and seems to get upset when you take it out it would be best to leave it in.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #3 
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My betta used to bite and beat up the heater and thermometer with his caudal fin for the first few weeks I had him. I'd take them out and he would be fine but they needed to be there so eventually he got used to it. She's probably still adjusting.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #4 
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hey SaxGirl how is your betta doing?
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