Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #1 
FishTheFish
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Do bettas get bored?

Hi everyone!

I was just wondering if bettas get bored in their tanks? I have a one gallon bowl that has a car in it that he can swim in and out of, but lately he has been getting quite listless and hiding inside and underneath the car.

He stays in my room, which is fairly dark most of the time and there is usually not anyone in it until I get home and study beside him.

I was wondering if he is getting bored and I need to move him to another area of the house with more noise/ activity?
FishTheFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #2 
LolaQuigs
Member
 
LolaQuigs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: MO
Bettas are a very interactive fish and they definitely do tend to like watching their people; I think moving him to a higher traffic location is a good idea.

Is his tank heated? Bettas like warm water, and a common cause of listlessness is that they are too cold.
LolaQuigs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #3 
peachesxo
Member
 
peachesxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
I have wondered the same thing.
I live alone in a one bedroom apartment and am out of my place at the very least 9 hours a day during the week, so my little guy is all alone almost all day.
Plus his tank is in my bedroom, so even when I am home I'm not usually in there since there isnt much in there besides well, my betta and my bed. He always get super stoked when i'm around, so i hope he doesn't get lonely, but i dont know? At this point I can't move him into another room since there is nowhere suitable for his tank.

His tank is 10 gallons though so he has lots of room to swim around / caves / anubias, ect.

Hmmmmm
peachesxo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 09:08 PM   #4 
tsoto80
Member
 
tsoto80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Florida
Well for those who cant spend much time with bettas I wonder if getting a tank mate would help. I was always told that bettas did not like interaction but Im starting to think it is not true. When my Red was in his 20 gallon he was happy and always blowing bubble nest. He had 4 danios to keep him company and a few ghost shrimp. After I moved him to the 5 gallon in my room he did stop blowing bubble nest and starting window surfing. I put two ghost shrimp in there with him hoping he will perk up. I guess it depends on the fish
tsoto80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 09:37 PM   #5 
lilbloofish
New Member
 
lilbloofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
They always have their reflection to play with too!
lilbloofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #6 
FishyFriend1
Member
 
FishyFriend1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
ahh, i also try to change one small peice of decor every waterchange. also, if bettas get bored you will end up like mine and have a terrible tail biting problem
FishyFriend1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bored?!? :( Alexanderismylife Betta Fish Care 2 11-02-2010 03:38 PM
bored? AliciaH Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 07-24-2010 09:28 PM
bored littleBernice Betta Fish Care 8 10-04-2009 10:11 PM
bettas bored? fireburnin2013 Betta Fish Care 5 05-25-2009 05:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.