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Old 10-20-2010, 06:22 AM   #1 
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Training bettas

I've seen some videos and read stuff on other betta websites about training your betta to do tricks.

I was wondering has anyone successfully trained theirs?
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:41 PM   #2 
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I've seen some videos and read stuff on other betta websites about training your betta to do tricks.

I was wondering has anyone successfully trained theirs?
trained mine to eat food.
I dont think it would work well
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:27 PM   #3 
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I've only had my betta for four days but he already jumps out of the water a bit to grab food. (Discovered this by accident yesterday). I don't know if I want to encourage him to jump more, though. He's in a covered tank of course, but still... As much as he loves food, he could probably be "trained" in some way if food was used as a reward.

I will be curious to see what other people's responses are.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #4 
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I've only had my betta for four days but he already jumps out of the water a bit to grab food. (Discovered this by accident yesterday). I don't know if I want to encourage him to jump more, though. He's in a covered tank of course, but still... As much as he loves food, he could probably be "trained" in some way if food was used as a reward.

I will be curious to see what other people's responses are.
I do this every once in a while. But Only for a Treat. Not food. LIke ON holoween. I give my a betta a brine shrimp
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #5 
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Well,my betta fish Alexander seems to be alot more tainable than my other bettas. But mostly because he's such a lil piggie! lol! :) He will do circles and follow my finger all around the tank,and will hand feed. but Nothing too amazing for tricks lol :) My moms betta Apollo will jump for food but my other two bettas Riley and Diego wouldn't jump for food or anything EVER.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:35 AM   #6 
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havent heard of a Betta being trained, but I had my oscar rained to know when a bell rang it was feeding time, to swim through a hoop, and to let me pet him. no one else could pet him though. heh =]
but I suppose if a betta is food driven enough I dont see why they couldnt be trained.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:36 AM   #7 
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betta fish are really smart bettas can be taughht many tricks in fact im training kaida to limbo
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:16 AM   #8 
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I trained Buster to jump out of the water and eat off my finger. He's getting pretty good. He can jump higher and more accurate now. And Jazz jumps right before he's fed. All of my fish will follow my finger wherever it goes. It's cute.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:30 AM   #9 
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Awww cute! My friend has just trained her betta to swim through a hoop on command by wiggling her finger by the tank.

I tried that with mine; he looked at me almost to say "Seriously?!" and swam off, almost sulking!
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:02 AM   #10 
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I had a bamboo stick and ocasionly he would play with it while I was holding it he almost climed up a rope.
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