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Old 02-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #1 
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Bettas jump a lot

So Ive had my fish for about 4 months. it gets to the point now when I open the aquarium cover to feed them, they get in that "vertical" position in the water preparing to jump! There are times when they do jump up at me! I used to put a finger in there to coax them, but now I don't even need to do that.

Does anyone else have jumpy fish?
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:08 AM   #2 
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All my girls do it. My boys don't bother, there too lazy.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #3 
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They sure do. My male in his 5 gallon was never a jumper. The 5 sorority females in my 14 is a different story. Few of them get real excited at feeding time and jump when they see the first sprinkles or pellets of food being dropped.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:20 PM   #4 
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Firedrake is a very active boy. =u=; Loves to jump. I try to be quick when feeding him! :'D
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #5 
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My betta jumps only when I dont get the food into his mouth fast enough! He's like, "Sheesh, do I have to do it myself? >.>"
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #6 
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Two of my boys do that as's like they are starving to
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #7 
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All my bettas jumped if i tease them i try do not do it.
But i have 2 bettas at doctor office i am working. They in 1 gall i guess i put too much water because i change them on saturdays only because that is only day when i work there. So i thought i will put as much water as i can. And they are approx 2.7 years old.

Well this time doctor found one of them on the floor. Right after i l left. Luckily he heart the splash right away and just put him back in his bowl. And i tell u,he jumped high up. He was not even on the table he was on the floor. He survive and doing good J

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:00 PM   #8 
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You can use this to your advantage and get them to jump for bloodworms.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #9 
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Mine will jump if I open the top and look down on him, he's such a sweetie, but we've had some negative instances where he jumps a little too far...
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