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Old 04-09-2014, 06:56 PM   #11 
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I've caught mine sitting right by the filter intake, like he enjoys the feeling of the suction against his fins. It's not damaging them and he's strong enough to swim off when he likes, but he seems to enjoy just sitting there.

These fish are weird, man. XD
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:21 PM   #12 
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Two of my boys have tanks right next to each other. Usually I have something between them, but when I'm cleaning the tanks I move the screen so it doesn't get wet. This is what happens.

Aries: Flare! Flare! Bang into tank wall! Flare!
Tesla: Oh look, it's mom! Hey mom, can I have food? I know you just fed me 10 minutes ago, but food? Who is that guy over there spazzing out? Weirdo. Anyway, mom, food?

I've had Tesla since August and he has never fully flared in my presence. Not with mirrors or other bettas nearby, nothing gets him to fully flare. He'll do like a half-flare but never opens his gills/beard.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:17 AM   #13 
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I walk up to my tank and my betta is laying in the live plants and I turn on the light ( like I always do ) and he darts out of the nest and flares up at the light like " it's a giant ball of flaming terror!!!"
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:39 AM   #14 
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When I started heavily planting my tank with stemmed plants this was the reaction from Mr. Fishy:
"omgomgomg what are all these things?!" -darts between plants over and under the leaves- "oh hey why'd they float up to the surface?!?"
D: Please stop up-rooting them Mr. Fishy!!

When doing a WC today I rinsed out my marimo then broke it into 3 pieces...
"OOMG MOSS CAVE -dives under- hehe you can't see me...."
...but I can see you Mr. Fishy...
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:33 AM   #15 
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Red face funny stuff

blue sky RIP passed away 2 days ago
but he had this really weird computer addiction
when i open the computer he swims as close as he can and stares at computer for 10-30 min before gets broed and swims flaring or anything.does that every time.until he got sick and passed away
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:43 AM   #16 
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Opalo: "Bettas rarely bubblenest, you say? Hang on, I'll prove you wrong. I'm going to go make one 10 times bigger than I am."

"And that thing about bettas being inactive? Yeah, no, not true. I'm proud of my large home. And don't you dare bother my bubblenests."

Saw someone mention that their betta goes against the filter intake. Opalo does that too. I have it blocked safely with filter sponge, so there's just a tiny bit of suction. He likes to swim very slowly next to it until it sucks in his fins, then he dashes away really quickly. Silly little fish.

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Old 05-16-2014, 03:45 PM   #17 
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snow globe and Pavo!!!
OOOH SHINY I am just going to stare at it LIKE FOREVER!!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #18 
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I used to have my boy Ronnie's tank on my desk and he would have a clear line of sight to my TV which is probably about 4 feet away from there. Every night I would find him at that side of his tank, staring at the TV. He would even look at me when I changed the channel. Like Oh sorry, I didn't realized you like Law and Order, I'll change it back.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #19 
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Mark Antoney bangs his head on the gravel (Or the side of his castle. Or the tank walls.)as hard as possible when he wants food.
Pippin sometimes swims directly under his filter.
Neptune half-flares before he goes to the surface to get air.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:58 PM   #20 
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Ludwig (SIP):

1) What do you mean I'm not suppose to like currents? But this filter baffle makes the perfect hurricane ride... Weeeeeeeee!

2) Do not take the marbles out of my log, human. They're my marbles. Mine.
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