So starting yesterday my female betta, Cass, has been acting weird. She usually explores her tank with gust, going all the way to the bottom, in and around her plants, doing her fishy thing. She also always comes to the glass and sort of "dances" for me whenever I'm nearby.
But now she slowly swims around, and only near the top of her taller-than-wide 2 gallon tank. She won't come and see me either, and has a tendency to swim slowly to the glass and then sort of headbutt it a few times as if trying to swim further. Plus, this morning I noticed she's got very obvious, very light breeding stripes up her sides.
So my questions are:
Is it normal for a female betta to act weird when she's ready to mate?
How long will her odd behaviour last? (How long will she be in her "ermahgerd I need to mate" state?)
Thanks for any help. :)
It's odd, her stripes disappeared in literally the span of time it took me to write this post. I fed her right beforehand, but she's still acting very strangely... I'm so confused!