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Old 11-08-2012, 08:26 AM   #1 
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Betta Activities!

Hey guys! Are there any activities i can have my betta Zeus do? He looks bored in his tank :( He is in a 10 gallon by himself, but he has lots of hiding spots/plants. Also, i have a floating mirror that i put in occasionally and that keeps him entertained for the time being, but is there something more permanent to get him occupied? Thanks! :)
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #2 
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Hello, and Welcome, there is a Betta Floating Log, that most bettas like to play around in, and if you have any hiding caves with a lot of holes, big enough for your fishy to go in and out of, that helps, but they really don't need much to entertain themselves, if you spend time with him, and talk with him, and put your across the surface of the water, they like to play chase the finger, or across the outside of the tank, they follow it, but when they are left alone, they just swim, and go in and out of the plants, but I find the "Log" is fun for them, my fishy loves his, I see him in there often.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #3 
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Some people like to take a water bottle cap and put treats in it and let their Fish try to get them out. I've heard that it doesn't take them long to figure out how to tip it over and get the food. Some people have said that their fish get really excited now when they see the lid because they know what's coming!
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Hello, and Welcome, there is a Betta Floating Log, that most bettas like to play around in, and if you have any hiding caves with a lot of holes, big enough for your fishy to go in and out of, that helps, but they really don't need much to entertain themselves, if you spend time with him, and talk with him, and put your across the surface of the water, they like to play chase the finger, or across the outside of the tank, they follow it, but when they are left alone, they just swim, and go in and out of the plants, but I find the "Log" is fun for them, my fishy loves his, I see him in there often.
Thanks for the idea! The only problem is that i don't know if Zeus would go in that :( He has a log down at the bottom of the tank that he can go through, but I've only seen him go through it once :(
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Some people like to take a water bottle cap and put treats in it and let their Fish try to get them out. I've heard that it doesn't take them long to figure out how to tip it over and get the food. Some people have said that their fish get really excited now when they see the lid because they know what's coming!
I like that idea! I think Im going to try it! Zeus loves his food so it will make him so happy :D
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Thanks for the idea! The only problem is that i don't know if Zeus would go in that :( He has a log down at the bottom of the tank that he can go through, but I've only seen him go through it once :(
I find the Floating log is better, since where they go to the surface for air, they go right in the log, and my fish, he is soo funny..he will make it a diving board, go right out to the edge, and whee, swim right off, of it and turn around and go again..and there is a feeding hole..which gets them to go in more if you feed from the hole..It's worth a try
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Also I hear a lot of people use Ping pong balls, and bettas love to chase em around the tank, I would also try that..I been wanting to, and keep forgetting to get one..
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Also I hear a lot of people use Ping pong balls, and bettas love to chase em around the tank, I would also try that..I been wanting to, and keep forgetting to get one..
I'll give that a try also! Thanks! :)
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:01 AM   #9 
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Lil' Blooie is all regal now. Get this-he perches himself on the small lip above the stick heater's suction cup and the electric chord all night and sometimes during the day too.

I must say he was scared silly during hurricane Sandy though. I think he's still reverberating.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #10 
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Lil' Blooie is all regal now. Get this-he perches himself on the small lip above the stick heater's suction cup and the electric chord all night and sometimes during the day too.

I must say he was scared silly during hurricane Sandy though. I think he's still reverberating.
I noticed one of my betta charlie doing this the other night...made me laugh so hard.
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