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Old 02-09-2014, 10:48 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Vey shy, please help

I have had my betta for about a month now, he is the most shy betta i have ever had! When ever I approach his tank he goes to hide behind his filter. I am goinv to buy him a hide to see if that helps. I really dont want an anti social fish, i love him to peices but is there any way I can get him to be less shy.

- He never flares
- Is always hiding
- when approached goes behind filter
- when fed never eats intill your out of sight

Please Help!!

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:59 PM   #2 
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You say you're going to get him a hide...did he not have one already? How "open" is his tank? Bettas like to have some kind of cover--fake plants, caves to explore, etc. They have big attitudes, but ultimately they are very small fish and they're not high up on the food chain. They need places to hide in order to feel safe, and once they feel safe, they'll be much more comfortable and let their personalities shine through.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:23 PM   #3 
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thx

all my tank has is a dragon and a plant. It is only a 2.5 gallon... upgrading soon... but it has a small drogon figure from petco, and a small blue plant from one of my other tanks... once again I am buying a new tank so I will get a hide and more plants if needed... Thankyou.

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #4 
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all my tank has is a dragon and a plant. It is only a 2.5 gallon... upgrading soon... but it has a small drogon figure from petco, and a small blue plant from one of my other tanks... once again I am buying a new tank so I will get a hide and more plants if needed... Thankyou.

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I'd find a really leafy plant, so he can hide in it if he wants to. That's what my betta loves to do!
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