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Old 01-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #1 
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antisocial betta

I've had my new betta for about 2 days now and all he does is hang out inside his cave or plants at the bottom of his aquarium. He seems healthy (no spots that look like ick or velvet) and frequently comes up for air. He's in a 2.5 gallon aquarium, ammonia and nitrite are all zero and nitrate is low, and temperature is always above 75 degrees. Yet he spends most of his day hiding. Is this typical for a betta in a new environment?
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #2 
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yeah, he's just not used to his new home. placing a towel over the tank may make him less stressed. he'll stop hiding once he's settled in.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:12 PM   #3 
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Yeah don't worry... I've had Drax a month and every day it seems like he gets just a little more friendlier. He should become curious of you and interested within the next week.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #4 
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I agree. My second boy was really shy and uninterested in food or coming out to visit for about a week.

Now if anyone walks near the tank he comes right up to beg for food..he's even started jumping at my fingers for gthe pellets.
Each fishy is different..my first one fit right in immediately, but this one took some time.

Good luck :)
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #5 
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I agree. My second boy was really shy and uninterested in food or coming out to visit for about a week.

Now if anyone walks near the tank he comes right up to beg for food..he's even started jumping at my fingers for gthe pellets.
Each fishy is different..my first one fit right in immediately, but this one took some time.

Good luck :)

I know! Drax nips me all the time (Well... only succeeded twice) and my parents are horrified (Because my mom feeds him if I'm not around) at the concept of him leaping up and biting.

Mom: Oh you had to have had your hand in the water!

Me: Um... no he lept out of the water...

Dad: Oh right he lept out of the tank, bit you and then went back in the tank... what else? HE can fly!?

Me: ... and you all wonder why I don't ever tell you anything...
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #6 
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OK, I'm feeling better. He is MUCH more active today: curious and checking stuff out. His tank is on a table next to my bed and when I woke up this morning I swear he was staring at me.
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