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Old 01-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #1 
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Bent Body?

So we were looking at my new little betta, Surimi, the other day and we noticed that when he is resting or floating, as in not making forward or backward progress he seems like his body is bent. then he will swim fine and rest again and the body will be bent the other direction... Nothing else that is abnormal, other than he is extremely shy... Is this just how he holds himself, or is this a issue...?
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:14 PM   #2 
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I would guess that its normal, since he is able to bend in both directions. There are a lot of betta fans in this forum, so I am sure someone else will respond.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #3 
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Yeah, bettas do wiggle. If he was stuck in one position that could be a more serious condition like fish TB, but the fact that he is able to bend both ways makes it more likely that it's just him.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:18 PM   #4 
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Ok thats what i suspected. He swims straight and rests curved... and yea he can bend either direction, prefers one, but is capable of both
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #5 
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I would think that if he swims straight then he's ok.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:05 AM   #6 
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Those fins must weigh a lot! I see mine "sitting" on plants and other things just resting himself. Sometimes he's bent, sometimes not. In general though, he's straight. I really think it's the fins...
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #7 
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His fins are really small though. *i suspect he is just a babes* so i don' t think that is it. usually he is "resting" in the water, not on something
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:48 AM   #8 
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Well, some bettas are just more active than others. My oldest guy just kind of hangs around all day, while one of my other guys zips around constantly. As long as your guy has no other symptoms I'd say he is fine. What is his setup like?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:52 AM   #9 
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Oh my fish does that too,he will go down to the bottom,like look at the rocks down there then his body starts to bend one way or the other. I thought there was something wrong with him too! But he got done looking at the rock or whatever he was doing lol ,went back up swam around like normal. Just something he does i guess. Hes funny. Hopefully your fish is just doing that.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:10 AM   #10 
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I've heard people say that if your betta is on the bottom of his tank, it means he's sick or cold. But they DO like to rest once in awhile on the bottom. If they do it for extended periods of time, then I'd say there is something wrong.
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