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Old 08-18-2009, 09:44 PM   #1 
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Is it normal for Betta's to rest vertically?

I wasn't sure if maybe it wasn't something that's wrong with Ollie, but again, I'm still new to owning a fish. Wasn't sure if that's just how they rest or whether or not it's normal.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:51 PM   #2 
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My betta does o.O It's kind of odd, really.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #3 
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Yeah, I thought so too.
Because I had goldfish when I was younger and don't remember any of them resting like that, also don't remember my first Betta resting that way either.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:19 PM   #4 
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Apparently bettas often rest vertically if the plants in your tank are more vertical because they are trying to blend in and protect themselves against predators. If they look like a plant, there is less chance for them to be eaten by a carnivorous fish, etc.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:13 AM   #5 
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Well, it seems fine as long as he does it while he rests.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:27 AM   #6 
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I have vertical plants and mine has never done that... now that i think of it i havent seen him sleep more than twice. nevermind lol
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:51 AM   #7 
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haha yeah mines vertical all the time- not literallly that would be cause for concern, but i have wandered about it too! glad were not going crazy ! x
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #8 
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Lol ok, good to know! thanks for responding!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #9 
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Lol thats pretty interesting i should observe Blaze more while hes sleeping!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:58 AM   #10 
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Another reason they rest tail down is the long heavy fins. Perfectly normal.
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