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Old 09-06-2010, 11:22 AM   #1 
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What is this? O_____O

Okay so, what exactly is a REAL bubble nest? I first saw bubbles in my fishie tank, I thought Blue (my Betta Fish) was making bubbles but noticed the filter was making small bubbles who floated at the top...Could someone please explain? And if my fishie isnt blowing any, why? Am I doing anything wrong?
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:36 AM   #2 
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A bubble nest looks like foam (depending on how thick it is). It is usually made in one corner of the tank. If your fish isn't bubblenesting it probably just means he is too old to want to breed. It could be an indication of lethargy, stress, or sickness also but you would notice other symptoms of those in conjunction with no nesting. Some males just don't build nests unless they are about to breed.

Here are a couple examples of bubblnests:






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Old 09-06-2010, 11:47 AM   #3 
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Bubble nests can look like anything from a few strings of tiny bubbles to a mound of them. Bubble nests aren't anything extordinary, they just mean your betta is mentally and physically healthy enough to breed. While it can mean that, many people take it that there bettas are happy and healthy. However, lack of bubble nests aren't to be taken as bad per say. Some bettas just don't blow bubble nests. Also, sometimes bubble nests are destroyed in tanks if the filter is too strong, or the air is too dry.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:06 PM   #4 
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Bubble nests can look like anything from a few strings of tiny bubbles to a mound of them. Bubble nests aren't anything extordinary, they just mean your betta is mentally and physically healthy enough to breed. While it can mean that, many people take it that there bettas are happy and healthy. However, lack of bubble nests aren't to be taken as bad per say. Some bettas just don't blow bubble nests. Also, sometimes bubble nests are destroyed in tanks if the filter is too strong, or the air is too dry.
What happens if your filter is too strong? Can It harm your Betta Fish? ;.; && bubble nests just means they are healthy enough to breed? And I don`t think Blue is lazy cause he swims around a lot xD
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too strong currents can stress your betta and if he has long fins, potentially cause him to bite it off in an attempt to reduce drag. If you have a filter, make sure it isn't too strong and there are places for your betta to get away from the current. If there isn't, I'd advise baffling your filter :)
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