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Old 10-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #1 
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Does glass surfing mean my betta is bored?

Does glass surfing mean my betta is bored?
In the past month or so I've noticed my male EE betta, BubbleBerry has been glass surfing a little more than usual. He was in a 2 gallon tall hexagon tank and he glass surfed a lot at the front but a few weeks ago i moved him to a 3.3g kritter keeper and he glass surfs in the back and front now. I put a piece of white paper on one side of his tank and a towel on the back, just in case he was getting stressed from possibly seeing his reflection.
He has a heater, a larger silk plant, a betta hammock, and a rock formation to swim through. I have the towel over part of the front of the tank too because he's shy sometimes.
I've heard that glass surfing is normal, but I'm just wondering if anyone thinks he's bored or anxious.

I tried to provide a lot of details cuz i'm a little worried about him. He is really healthy and active, i'm just wondering about the glass surfing.
Sorry if i seem.... over-worried or something...
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #2 
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Usually surfing is due to new tank as I see you put him in one. It's just part of getting used to his new tank so yes it's normal for surfing and eventually he will stop it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #3 
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Oh good. Thank you.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #4 
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i swear mine does it to beg for food. lol She tends to do it more when im at my desk and her tank is on my desk and she dances around as if saying "hey look at me! Feed me" lol
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #5 
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uh,.. What is glass surfing?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #6 
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Glass surfing is when the betta swims across the surface of the side of the tank, going back and forth or up and down. At least that's what i understand it as.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #7 
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I thought maybe glass surfing meant he was actually touching the glass and well, uh, surfing. My Betta does this all the time. lol I am not sure if he is trying to tell me something or not?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #8 
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So far, I've learned it's normal. Someone above said it's because they're in a new tank - did you just move yours to a new tank?
Odd thing is that my male, BubbleBerry is the only one who glass surfs. XD
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #9 
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He has been in there for a few weeks now. I think he does it just because he is trying to get my attention. When I get closer to the tank or talk to him or lift the lid he stops as long as I pay attention to him.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:43 PM   #10 
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Yea i think that may be why my betta is too. I put him in is tank at least 3 weeks ago.
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