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Old 07-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #1 
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Male Betta blowing bubbles near plastic plants

I have had my Betta only 3 days. He seems happy but today he started blowing bubbles near a plastic plant in his tank. Now he has blown quite a few and they are bunched together. Is he alright?
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:59 PM   #2 
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its a bubble nest, very normal :) males do it for egg protection even if there are no eggs to protect
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #3 
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Healthy happy males blow bubbles :)
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:00 AM   #4 
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #5 
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yaay bubblenest!


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Old 07-23-2008, 11:04 AM   #6 
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bubble nest

thank you so much for this great news. Should I leave the bubbles or should I remove when I clean the tank?
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:58 AM   #7 
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no matter..they will dissapate and he will blow more..there are no eggs so it will just be wishful thinking on his part....
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #8 
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One thing: Betta fins are very delicate and easily torn by the edges on plastic plants. Take them out and run the edges along some old pantyhose, if it snags them then it shouldn't be in there. Or just go ahead and buy some new silk plants...he might be even happier cuz they'll be soft and comfy to sleep in.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #9 
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I replaced all my plastic plants with silk and I noticed that they rest on the plants more now.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:48 AM   #10 
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Nav2008, If the water drops any distance it will create more flow so it would be better to have your water level higher..or you caould purchace a small filter ( made for small tanks) called a Azoo palm filter it willl cost you $10 ..it is a small filter that looks like a small power filter it is a sponge filter and you can adjust the flow rate..they make cool stuff for small tanks now..if you cant find it in LFS check out online (Doctor's Foster & Smith for one) as for water change in a small tank ..I have 6 small tanks ( as well as a 55 gal) they range from 3-6 Gallon..to kepp the water quality good I do a 25% water change every other day and once a week I take the little guys out , put them in a cup and vac the gravel and do a 25% water change...that seems to work pretty well..at least I haven't had any problems with my guys.
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