Besides the everyday interactions like fingerfollowing, talking (he knows his name and will flare when I call him ), and eating a food from my hand, he likes to play a little game with me and my turkey baster and chases the bubbles I blow with it. He also likes to bump a little floating ball I have all over his tank Posted via Mobile Device
I talk to him, call his name. When I put my fingers up to the glass he usually swims towards it and investigates (mostly seeing if there's any food, probably). I also look at him from the opposite side of wherever he is. He usually sees me and swims towards me as a greeting.
Lately I've tried playing peek-a-boo with my boy. He loves hiding in the floating leaves, and he peeks his head out to look at me. I look at him and quickly hide behind my laptop and he comes out to investigate. I stick my head out and he stares and swims back into his plants. It's so cute!
I wonder if anyone's Betta knows his/her name but mine? I can be laying in the bed talking to him or the dogs and he swims around, but when I call Gustof (sing-song voice) he come up to the side of the tank and stares at me. Then he "dances" and sticks his little gills out. It's so very cute! Posted via Mobile Device
I know! It's how he got me to get him when he was at WalMart. All the other Bettas were just hanging out in their cups, but not him! He followed me in his little cup back and forth as I looked at the fish supplies pricing everything I was gonna buy the next month. I just kept thinking up excuses until I finally gave in and actually screamed "I'm gonna buy a half dead fish!" Well, maybe more loudly muttered, but you get the idea.
I then callled my friends to make sure it was okay with them. They had all chipped in for a birthday trip for me including supplies and I was gonna spend some of the supply money on a fish! They all got a huge laugh out of it saying it was "typical (insert my name here)." My friend Amanda who is a total fish nut gave me all the finer details of what I needed to get and I was on my way. I must have called her 3 times a day that 1st week with "emergancies" and spammed her phone with far too many pictures Posted via Mobile Device
Aquarius is the most like a person i will say. He hates to be left out of things and enjoys watching everything. I talk to him a lot and play him a lot of music but his most enjoyable things are watching youtube with me, surfing the web, watching movies, and watching me play video games. He can watch this stuff for hours only turning away for a few minutes before he has to look again. His fav thing is seeing me kill dragons on Skyrim and he gets very excited, perhaps because I get excited and bounce around on my bed calling the dragon names xD Still he shakes his tail and swims up and down really fast then when the dragon is dead he will swim away. I also trained him to jump out of the water on que and my next goal is getting him to jump through a hoop.
Nixy is more so not as social as Aquarius but I still talk to her a lot. Our special bounding time is when I give her treats like shrimp and bloodworms or her favorite thing when I poke decorations in her tank and she swims over to them so angry I did something to her house then glares at me. xD she is so OCD
I talk to Hollow though his eyesight is getting poor he use to follow my finger along the glass. Now sometimes he lets me put my hand in the water and brush his sides lightly. This is very rare as poor vision makes him skitish. He will also rub on my hand but not nearly as much as Aquarius does. He use to chase lazer lights when he could see, pretty much all my fish enjoy that too.
To Cadence I'll "click" my tongue at him to get his attention, and if he's not looking at me he will. Also I talk to him and do fingerfollowing, although it's not Cadence's favorite thing haha. Oh! also I wiggle my finger at him to say hi haha.