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Old 03-07-2011, 02:09 AM   #1 
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What do you do when your Betta greets you?

I'm just curious, I'm running out of ideas to entertain HongBo during the day.

Usually when he greets me, he either swims up and down the glass in my general direction and sometimes flares at me. He also "kisses" the glass too.

My response is I usually give him an air kiss really close to the tank (which he likes? lol), or I give him some flaring time (about 10 seconds mirror, 15 seconds no mirror, then repeat until he's seen the mirror 4 times). Sometimes if it is in the morning during feeding time, I make him follow my finger before feeding him food, just slowly going across the tank, up and down, wiggle a bit, and the like.

Anybody like to share their tactics/rituals/ideas/habits? :D
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:49 AM   #2 
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i either smile and talk to them, or poke the glass. i'll just put my finger right on it, and they either wiggle at it, ignore it, flare at it, or kiss it. :3
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:04 AM   #3 
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i talk and show mirrors, and get them to trail my fingers.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #4 
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I talk to them and say hello. Then I like to take the partitions out from between the tanks and give them a good half hour of exercise and check on their health.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:01 PM   #5 
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We do all of that too and it is so cool to watch him actually turn his head to look at us better (he usually faces us straight on). Sometimes we'll purposely make the pellet (normally will float on top) sink as he is quick and will chase/snatch it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #6 
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I usually just watch them. They're always interested in me when I stop by, although with Noonie, as soon as he realizes I'm not offering any food he returns to tend to his bubble nest. XD I like to show a mirror to Salsa, he's a confident flarer and Chaucer follows my finger. Noonie usually looks petrified when he sees his reflection, he flares and he slowly backs away haha.
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