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Old 07-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #1 
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Why are betta's stupid and jump out of their cups?

Leo jumped out of his cup and now he is ignoring me after I saved him.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #2 
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awww, is he okay? i think it may be an instinct thing... like dogs pulling after squirrels
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #3 
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yeah, he is eating lol but glares at me
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #4 
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Ha I had a girl that jumped out of the hole in the lid and landed in another girls cup. I am not even lieing I have a thread about it with pics of them together in a cup. I left them on my desk cupped for about 2 hours when I was rearanging because I had to go to the store and came home to find out that Patty jumped out of her cup and over the gap and into shirley's hole. Talk about a fishy panic attack on my part.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #5 
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I don't consider bettas stupid. It is in fact instinct to jump. Its best to keep them covered at all times.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #6 
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I was looking for the lid so I could close it but he jumped out. xD
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #7 
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I believe that they jump in the wild, if it is the dry season and their water area gets too small... I could be wrong, so don't quote me on that!

This is exactly why I cringe when I see a betta in an open top container. While it's pretty, I'd be absolutely paranoid about it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #8 
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They jump on instinct...that's why we must be ready to cover them wherever we move them...
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #9 
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Betta's are weird little fish
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #10 
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I've never had a problem withmjne jumping out of their containers.
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