Hi! I'm new here, and I just received my new Betta Fish yesterday. He is a beautiful red fish named Rubert (Ruby sounded too girly...) and he is not, however, my first Betta Fish though I would like to consider him so, as I had my first one when I was about 6-7, and I didn't have him for very long. My mom isn't much of a pet-person.
Anyhoo, I noticed that Rubert keeps doing this... Thing... I have him next to my desk, and he likes to swim around circles, and stop and stare at me (which I found creepy at first, but now I feel like he keeps me company). I kept hearing these clicking noises, and began to watch him. He keeps rising up to the surface of the water and... Sucks in air?
You can hear it, and he has been doing this all day. At first I thought he was taking in a bit of air, but he does it constantly. He kisses the surface, and then burps (I don't like using that word...) bubbles out that float to the top, and then randomly for a few minutes he'll go away, then go back and do it again. There is a plant in his aquarium, and he especially likes to release the bubbles underneath the leaves, though he does it at the surface as well.
What on Earth is he doing?!