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Old 09-24-2013, 05:31 AM   #1 
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Question Ways to 'play' with your betta?

Hey guys! Recently, i've been trying to come up to the tank, sort of telling my boys, Hey i'm home! When i do, they get very excited, because they are used to my face now. (Obviously) But i want to find some better ways to "play" or interact with them. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #2 
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I get the tip of my finer wet and put a pellet on it and hold it right above or on the surface of the water. My boy Merlin will come swimming and eat it right off my finger. I have even gotten him to jump for it a few times =D. I also hear ping pong balls are fun. Apparently they will push them around.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:38 AM   #3 
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You can 'train' them to follow your finger along your tank and also to flare on command, there are YouTube videos on both. Mine is wimp and cowers away from my finger!

Also talking to them is a good idea. Betta have great hearing and can recognise their name.

My boy dances with me, if I'm dancing around in front of his tank he swims up and down the front and wiggles his tail.

Giving them treats is a good idea, try bloodworms or better yet live food like mosquito larvae.

I've also read that holding a mirror up to their tank will excite them, but I wouldn't do this for more than a couple of minutes every few days.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #4 
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They don't bounce very good

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