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Old 09-08-2009, 12:57 AM   #1 
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This is something you shouldn't do

If you have had female bettas, you'll know how they love to jump.

But don't take advantage of this. It's not wise decision at all.

I have two females in a divided 6 gallon tank. I trained them to jump for my fingers to get their food.

Biiig mistake.

My oldest female, Kyu, now is a freaking kamikaze. She leaps at everything now. When I open the little feeding hatch to feed her and her neighbor, Nya, she leaps clear out of the tank before I even bring the food close to her tank. Just recently, she learned how to jump over the divider now, which goes about a good inch above the water level into Nya's half of the tank, giving me a few good freak outs and I desperately try and fish her out to put her back into her half.

But no, as cool as it is to have your fish leap for your fingers, do not encourage this behavior.

Betta fish are too smart for their own good!!! xD;

;_; let this be a lesson to you all! lol xD

[edit:] AHHHH!!! I just had to lower the water level because she did it AGAIN!!! Crazy fish!!

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Old 09-08-2009, 08:14 AM   #2 
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hmmm i caught my first male desmond to jump for the food... and now he lets me pet him too, hopefully when i divide his tank up he wont get jumpiy
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:26 AM   #3 
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I know how you feel!! Four of mine are all jumpers. It's annoying sometimes, but so cute. :D
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #4 
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oops- you shouldn't pet the fish either- it messes up their slime and makes them sick. They need a nice even layer of slime to stay healthy.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #5 
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It was cute at the beginning ;A; but now I'm worried all the time! lol

Yeah, >.< reminding me I gotta find a better fish net with a finer netting to protect that...
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #6 
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None of mine jump, except Merlin. I guess I'm lucky.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:20 PM   #7 
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this thread has made me put the lid completely on my little tank for my girl haha it was kinda half off cause I had a thermometer hanging in it
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #8 
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I still can't find a fitting hood for mine, so I've lowered the water lvel instead. I think they should be okay. Thankfully neither of them have tried it out yet.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:00 AM   #9 
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>.< I woke up to splashing today. Looked in the girl's tank to find Kyu attacking Nya ;_; my poor girl, her fins are in shreds! I scooped her out into a jar with some aquarium salt + bettafix... hopefully she'll be okay T_T; Gotta find a way to make it so Kyu can't jump into her half...
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