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Old 04-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #1 
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Peanut is swimming laps around the right side of his aquarium...

Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.... just the right side (not front) of his aquarium. he swims along the glass. What's with him?
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:59 AM   #2 
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He probably sees his reflection. Is he flaring?
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:25 AM   #3 
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no. Whenever I put my hand where he's swimming he goes away tp the other side, but he doesn't swim laps.
I also have almond leaves in there but I don't think they're bugging him, because almond leaves are practically meant for bettas!
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:34 AM   #4 
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. They don't always flare at their reflections. Sometimes they just chase. You'd have to worry if he was gasping at the top or laying at the bottom. All my fish pace or paced, especially at first. Whiskey paces at the front of his tank a lot but I think he can see the TV. What's on that side of his tank?
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Nothing. It's plain glass, and his aquarium is beside the wall of my desk, so all he sees (or should see) is white.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:51 AM   #6 
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That's why he sees his reflection. The side Tango paces at is against the wall too on both sides. He'll probably grow out of it. I say that but Tango is on his side (left on mine) right now, pacing and patrolling and he's been in there a year and a couple months. You could try getting an aquarium backing with a picture on it and put it on that side. It might break up what he can see of himself.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:59 AM   #7 
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Alright, thanks. :)
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:07 PM   #8 
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Mine do this all the time... :) Normal!!!
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:44 PM   #9 
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Hehe, sorry... I overreact. I just want to make sure everyone's healthy. :)
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