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Old 04-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Why is my betta so lazy?!

So Galileo, My blue and turquoise male, has taken to being very lazy. He eats normally, and begs for food normally. When I clean his tank he zooms around after as usual. But the rest of the time he naps. He has these great big leafy plants that he loves and he just lays around on the leaves with out a care in the world. why is he so lazy all of the sudden? he's only 8 months old!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #2 
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He must just be loving life. :) That, or those leaves must be super comfy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #3 
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haha ya that sounds about right. I just miss him zooming around his tank :(
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #4 
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Try playing with him somehow, maybe? Or show him a mirror to get him riled up? My bettas are usually pretty active, so I don't really have to try to make them be more active. xD My boy actually pushed his only resting spot (betta log) under the filter overflow JUST so he could build a bubble nest without it being disturbed. I watched him do it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #5 
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Galileo used to get all riled up over his reflection. an Esmeralda too. Now he doesn't even look at her and I showed him his reflection today and he barely flared at it and just swam back to his leaf. How else do I play with him?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #6 
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Do you ever switch his decor around when you do a water change? That may cause him to get all explorey. :)
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #7 
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I do sometimes. I did recently when I put in his Finsafe plants. since I put the plants in, he has become a sloth lol.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #8 
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What's the temperature of the water? Bettas can get quite lethargic when the water is too cold.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #9 
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oh its definitely not too cold :) I keep my tanks at 82 degrees. Steady. He's not sick. just a lazy piggy fish :P
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #10 
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Hm, maybe drop it down to 80? Sometimes they can be sluggish when it is too warm, too.
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