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Old 11-08-2009, 01:52 AM   #1 
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Frenzied betta

So I'm officially getting worried. I have a male betta inside of a 1.5g tank with a filter as well as a heater. What he's been doing lately is swimming up and down repeatedly, hitting the gravel headfirst--he looks extremely frenzied and hyper when he does this. He almost looks violent or angry--it's worrying me a lot. This has been going on for a couple of days now. I don't understand why he's doing this? It makes absolutely no sense to me. He'll be calm for a while and then there he goes again with his little up and down dance. Any explanations?
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #2 
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Maybe the water is too warm for him.
I read somewhere that they swim about really fast if the temp is too high.
Or he could just be a spazzy fish and is reacting to his reflection.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #3 
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How long has he been in there? If you're using a heater try turning it down just a smidge and see if that rules out water temp. He might be reacting to his own reflection. Hector acted pretty frantic for a few days when he got moved into his 5gal.
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