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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #1 
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Obsessive Swimming

Squirt has been swimming in these weird circles around his bamboo for about 2 weeks now.

I decided to remove the bamboo and put it elsewhere, but he's still swimming in these weird circles in the exact same place as if the bamboo was still there.

I have tried feeding him in other parts of the tank, but he needs to be coaxed to move over. Did I do something wrong? :<

Here is a video of his swimming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZjOBX3dTKU
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #2 
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Maybe that's his happy place? lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #3 
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*shrugs*
Considering that he never did it before, it's confusing.

Buddha used to do something similar, but that was only because I would enter the room. Squirt is well, Squirt...
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #4 
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Can he see you in that video as it looks to me like he is just swimming back and forth like my bettas do when they want to be fed.

It might just be that you fed more in that corner and so he thinks he has a higher chance at getting fed if he hangs around there.

Does he still do it when he can't see you? If he only does it when you are around I would think it was excitement/anticipation of being fed that is triggering it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #5 
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Ah that's exactly what it is. I've been feeding him in that exact spot since I've gotten him. So that means that yea, everyime he sees me, he's thinking he's getting fed.

Well, I guess I need to move the feeding around now.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #6 
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Yea mine do the same thing. These fish are smart interesting characters. My fish follow my finger to where the food is, its fun to feed them
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #7 
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That's very interesting. Bettas are the most interesting fish I've ever had. I have 3 now and each of them have their own personality.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #8 
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Oh, you took the bamboo out..he loves that..lol..so cute in that vid..but yea, that is now where he is used to being fed, so he will dance for you when he goes in that spot expecting to be fed..but if he likes it, and it works, then it may be helpful not to change it, since where they like routine..it's like kids, once they get used to something, they like it that way:)
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That's very interesting. Bettas are the most interesting fish I've ever had. I have 3 now and each of them have their own personality.

Yes, this is so true, I have 5 and boy are they all different..it's so amazing how different they can be..I love it, they sure keep things interesting, and funAnd I have a fishy named Crimson too, he is a Red VT
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