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Old 02-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #1 
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Question Opening his mouth randomly?

Just noticed today that Sumo is opening his mouth and closing it randomly every once in awhile, what does this mean?

Otherwise his behaviour is totally normal and he seems totally healthy, not like he is "gasping" or anything. He just opens his mouth and shuts it like he is mouthing words or something every little while, which i've never seen him do before.

Can this mean something i'm not aware of or is he just being funny?
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #2 
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It's normal... my boys do this sometimes too.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #3 
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It's normal... my boys do this sometimes too.
Okay good to know, thanks.
I am just so paranoid about every little thing hehe, gotta keep my baby in prime condition
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #4 
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Marbles does it too...pretty sure its fine...i find it adorable...its like hes talking..."hey! hey you! c'mere! hey! hey! hi! hey!"
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:14 PM   #5 
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Okay good to know, thanks.
I am just so paranoid about every little thing hehe, gotta keep my baby in prime condition
No problem... I feel the same about my bettas too.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #6 
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*Blushes and recollects*

This was one of the first few things I asked when joining this site... and someone told me it was a bad sign and nearly caused me a breakdown "Oh... Thanks just got him a few hours ago!"

I don't really think of him talking... Drax in the back of my head it sounds more like a "MEEP! MEEP! MEEP!"

Actually now I remember... I asked about what looked like yawning... someone said this wasn't good but after study *Opening random book* I believe it's actually a Betta's way of sort of cleaning off the Labyrinth Organ.

Just keep in mind... as sort of a common sense thing we open our mouths randomly XD
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #7 
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hahaha Dormdrax....MEEP MEEP! thats so funny...now Marbles is gonna say that in my head O.O
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:56 AM   #8 
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hahaha Dormdrax....MEEP MEEP! thats so funny...now Marbles is gonna say that in my head O.O


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A

Now to Cement it in... (WARNING VIDEO IS AWESOME AND YOU MAY REWATCH IT SEVERAL TIMES)
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:57 AM   #9 
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Hahahaha dormdrax omg beaker was the first thing i thought of!!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #10 
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I always thought it was a fishes way of getting water into its system. They need to drink too, huh?
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