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Old 01-17-2010, 12:43 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Airbubbles...

I recently got a betta crowntail, and i noticed that there are a lot of air bubbles at the surface of water. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing...help please!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #2 
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Does it look like this?


If so, that is a bubble nest. Bettas make them when they are happy with their environment and is also a sign of being healthy. Bubblenests are what attracts the female to help with breeding. The bubblenest is where the male betta places the eggs once fertilized and will care for them until they hatch.

So, if that is similiar to what you're talking about, it's a very good thing!
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:36 PM   #3 
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well...it's not exactly like a nest....is it still okay? I've had 2 crowntails before this one and both of them didn't last over a week for some reason. The first one died from fungus, and the other one from clipped fins! And I have no idea why because I kept the water clean and fed them regularly..
I really don't want the same thing to happen to this one =(
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:42 PM   #4 
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My betta had that.....they went away eventually.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #5 
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Mine have all had that and been fine, btw what is that you have him in?
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:16 PM   #6 
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If thats his permenant tank which is a reasonable size, You really need a lid. Cling film and an elastic band would work as a tempory percaution. You dont want him jumping out and "suffocating" :(
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:02 PM   #7 
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okay thanks everyone!
i feel much more relieved now.
I have him in a round fish bowl =)
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:38 PM   #8 
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I am glad I read this because mine is doing the same thing. He made a huge "bubble nest" this morning when I came in. Aw he's happy!
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:46 PM   #9 
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I am weary of putting a "lid" on tanks or bowls, but if you do, make sure it is not cling film or something else that is air-tight, you want air circulating. I usually lower the water level to a level where they can not jump out. That way, if they jump, they do not get injured hitting any lid.
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