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Old 10-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #1 
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Fishy likes filter sucking!

My oldest betta, King, is in a good 30g tank with a nice filter. He has fin rot, but i've been treating it. But, when it starts getting good, his fin starts getting stringy again, and thats because King likes to let the filter suck on his tail! Its not like its a powerful filter. I know he means to let it suck on him because when I enter my room, he swims away from it up to me. Or when i look away from him and look back a few minutes later, he's back on it, letting it suck his fins. I have to shake my hand infront of the tank to get him away or turn off the filter. Does anyone know how to stop King from doing this? His fin just got stringy again and its making me sad
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #2 
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you can slip women's pantyhose over the intake tube.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #3 
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Thank you! I'll try that, i hope it'll work, i dont enjoy watching King destroy his fins!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #4 
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For some reason, most of my bettas love to do that. I haven't seen it recently, but I do the same to get them away. Silly bettas. As for preventing, the pantyhose is a great idea.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #5 
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great! hope everything goes well!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #6 
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Bettas are strange fish lol, thank you guys for the idea, im gonna try it now :D
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:49 PM   #7 
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Mine does that too. Crazy boy!! I'm cutting up some pantyhose right now to put on the intake.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #8 
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yay! Glad my suggestion helped others!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #9 
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Yay :D
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