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Old 09-12-2010, 05:53 PM   #1 
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What does it mean when a betta yawns?

i dont really know where to post this topic.. but my betta has been "yawning" a lot today.

i've only ever since him do this twice before. but today he's been doing a whole lot.

he also is very skinny and has been hiding a lot in his cave.
does this mean anything?
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #2 
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i dont really know where to post this topic.. but my betta has been "yawning" a lot today.

i've only ever since him do this twice before. but today he's been doing a whole lot.

he also is very skinny and has been hiding a lot in his cave.
does this mean anything?


when my betta acts weird , i tend to do a water change (with water conditioner).

Test your Nirtates and ammonia levels.

When Betta's act weird their usualy trying to tell you somethings wrong
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 
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I think it's cute when they "yawn." Their gills flare out and they seem like they swallow a huge gulp of water. :p

You mentioned in another thread that he hasn't been eating but a couple flakes a day so -- Oh look, Survivor yawned! -- it wouldn't surprise me if he was looking a little thin. My betta Shif loves his cave though so don't worry about him being a cave lurker. :p

Edit: But at the same time, a WC is always a good way to go about things. >>
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:11 PM   #4 
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When a fish yawn over and over it can mean that either they are trying to dislodge something in their gills or something is irritating the gills.

Yawning on occasion is normal-

Water change is always a good idea with behavior changes- to rule out the environment as a cause......
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i did a water change today and added 24 hr. aged water and conditioner and a few drops of betafix (recommended by a pet store worker for his fins)
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Did the water change help or reduce the yawning?
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i havent noticed him do this until a few hours after the water change today
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