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Old 01-27-2015, 01:01 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Weird Betta behavior

I just got this little guy 2 days ago, and his personality is little different from my last betta who was curious and not shy at all. This guy in the video has a really shy personality and he would try and swim away from me when feeding. Recently though, he would dart up and down at the side of the tank, could it be stress or is it just him reacting to his reflection?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1DrXapzVkI
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:06 AM   #2 
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its called glass surfing. Its really nothing to worry about. He will settle in. I noticed your tank is really bare, I would suggest adding a lot more plants.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I bought moss balls on Amazon a couple days ago, hopefully it would make my betta be less bored.
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i'm not talking about moss balls. I mean like large plants with lots of leaves. Bettas do not like open water and prefer heavily planted takes.
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What plants would you recommend? Initially i thought that for a 3 gallon tank that would be enough.
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Are you talking about live plants or silk?

I don't know your lighting situation so I can't really recommend life plants.

Silk plants are always good though. Petco has a pack of 3 silk plants for $10.
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My tank has a built in LED light, but the live plant i have in there now seems to be alright, i've had it for 5 months. If i were to add any new plants, it would have to be live, just my preference. I have heard that mugwort is a popular plant.
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that still doesn't tell me anything. I would need to know wattage.

I would stick to low light plants. anubias or java fern would be a good choice. Or duckweed.
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