My betta seems to like hanging around the water intake area. I also see him swimming around the part where the water comes out and to me it looks like he's having fun. He seems to really like his new home.
It worries me though so I check once in a while to make sure he's ok. Then just now I found him wrapped around the intake!! I banged on the tank to see if he could get away before I had to do it myself. He was totally fine. I often find him in that area with his fin sort of wrapped around it (and it's not frayed or anything. They're in good condition).
I have Marineland Eclipse 3 and others have told me the filter is not strong to the point where I need to be concerned. I read here that I should put nylon/pantyhose around it to make sure he doesn't get sucked in. Is there anythng else I should do?
One thing I should probably point out is that I put the plants near these places. Could this be why he hangs around in that area?