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Old 07-09-2010, 09:39 PM   #1 
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What Is Glass Surfing?

Hey I was looking around the site and I noticed the words "Glass Surfing" a lot. I tried looking up what it is, but there's no topic that really describes it. Or at least what I could find.

It seems like it's a bad thing for a betta to do so I'm curious as to what it is. Thanks. (:
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:18 AM   #2 
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Glass surfing is what a betta does when he/she is bored. Try making the tank more exciting, change it around a little or add new things such as plants or new ornaments. How big is the tank? if your betta is in a small tank such as a 2.5 and glass surfing then I would reccomend you upgrade the tank for your betta to have more space :) fish like other animals and even humans get stressed out in confined spaces so maybe an upgrade would help :) but that said I kept my betta in a 2.5 and he never showed any signs of stress nor boredom.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #3 
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Tank is 5 U.S gallons. It has plants and decor and even a snail.



It's so funny that the snail managed to get in the water bottle that my husband used to slow down the flow from the filter (which kept tossing the fish abruptly everytime it swam in that area).

What exactly is glass surfing though? What is it that they do when they "glass surf"?

I think my fish does it, but I'm not sure. He doesn't do it a lot or even every day. Just every now and then.

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Old 07-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #4 
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Nice tank :)
Apple snails are awesome, I have 3 and they are so much fun to watch lol

I'm actually not sure what it is, I think its when the betta follows its reflection neurotically, it kinda makes sense really lol
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #5 
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Glass surfing is when a betta swims up against the glass of the tank restlessly. This is usually caused by boredem. I had problems with this but I added some new things and it stopped.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #6 
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Oh he used to do it more when we kept it in a 1.5gal tank. He would go to one of the corners and swim up and down really fast for a little while then go do something else, then do it again a while later..

I've seen him do this once or twice since he's been in the new tank.

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Nice tank :)
Apple snails are awesome, I have 3 and they are so much fun to watch lol
Thank you! We're still working on it. Yesterday we ordered a Hydor THEO heater 'cause the one we're using right now doesn't work the way we'd like it to. And then we'll probably add more plants and maybe a couple shrimp.

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Old 07-10-2010, 12:27 PM   #7 
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I guess its the same as humans, when we're bored we pace back and forth and thats what he is doing lol

Anyway, I thought fish had like a five second memory or something lol
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I guess its the same as humans, when we're bored we pace back and forth and thats what he is doing lol

Anyway, I thought fish had like a five second memory or something lol
No way. I know for a fact that Goldfish have showed to remember things for up to 3 months.

My husband tricks my Betta into chasing a piece of string thinking it's food. Well it only worked about 3 times. Now he never falls for it even if my husband attaches a pellet to the string.He takes a look at it and just swims away from it and looks at my husband like he's trying to tell him "I'm not falling for that, dude! I'm not as dumb as you think I am!"

He's a smart little guy!
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Would glass surfing be like going back and forth on the glass cause Buddy does that allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the time.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #10 
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Yup thats what it is
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