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Old 01-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #1 
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Question Bettas watch TV?

Just curious but does anyone else have a Betta male that flares up at the TV? he does not do it all the time, only when the screen is really flashy. Should I move him so he can't see the TV anymore? I don't wanna stress my Betta baby out?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #2 
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Since its not all the time I think he'll be ok. :)
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:22 PM   #3 
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My guy got pissy when I moved him so he could no longer see the TV and the people in the room. He lurked in his castle and at the bottom of the tank until I moved him back.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #4 
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They like to interact with people and see what's going on around them.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:34 PM   #5 
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Awesome then he is in the perfect place! He sits on my fake fire place in my bedroom( no worries it never lights so no temp changes) and he can always see me, out the hall in to the dinning room, and the TV. He is just the cutest!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #6 
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Bettas all have such personality! He will be just fine there!! They love to see whats goin on in the world around them! My current betta has a phobia of black! (its really weird) So he will always chase my hand when I put it neer the tank, but once I had a thin black glove on and tried it. He flared of, and ramed into the other side of his tank trying to get away from it! (you could even hear the thud)!! I decided to keep him away from moving black things, exept hes fine with my big black 95 pound flat coated retreiver! Its so cool the personality that bettas have!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #7 
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Thats what I love about bettas. They have the cutest personalities! At Christmas, one of mine flared at a pair of my Christmas earrings! lol
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:48 PM   #8 
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Wow, I had no idea that Betta's had personalities.
How big of a tank can a bett go in? A 40g?
What are compatible with betta's??
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #9 
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Wow, I had no idea that Betta's had personalities.
How big of a tank can a bett go in? A 40g?
What are compatible with betta's??
A 40 gallon would be great with a betta (Male or female) here are some tank mates that are good(the sharks need atleast 50 gallons tho) . neon & cardinal tetras, zebra danios, snails, ottos, cories, plecos (if you have a big enough tank), some get along with angels, others don't. mollies are good. Also try larger shrimp, white cloud minnows,Pearl Gourami, Platy, Rainbow Shark, Red Tailed Shark, Swordtail, Three Spot Gourami, Upsidedown Catfish, glofish, Bala Shark, Chinese Algae Eater. As you can see you have alot of possibilities to work with. hope I helped
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Anything with long, flashy fins or any fish that are nippy do not make good tankmates for bettas. Danios are too hyper. Bettas really do best when kept by themselves. 2.5 gallons and up are fine for bettas.
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