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Old 04-23-2011, 05:52 AM   #1 
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Things that go SPLASH in the night

I have a male plakat that likes to jump out of his tank whenever I do something like lean in too close, stare at him for an extended period of time, or just think about frozen brine shrimp. His little backside wriggles and I can tell just what hes thinking. Ive gotten used to him sailing from one end of the tank to the other during cleaning, and once he somehow jumped out, and landed in the container I had the bloodworms thawing in. Was he concerned about the chlorinated, semi-boiling water? Nope, he just contended himself with eating as many bloodworms as possible.

So anyways, tonight I had my lights off while I was foraging for my camera cord. I see this little head looking up at me from the pitch-black tank, and before I can say no, Brighid shoots through the air, hits me and bounces onto the floor. I shriek, sending the cats scattering in all directions, and then try and find something to scoop up the last surviving Wright brother.

As usual, hes none the worse for wear. A bit fluffier than before, but still wondering where the hell his bloodworms are. He didn't like the towel I draped over his tank, so I had to leave a window open at the front for him to supervise entry into my room
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #2 
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THIS made my morning. XD Your plakat sounds insane. Sounds like a daredevil. I can't believe he hit you. Sounds like you had quite the little adventure.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:04 AM   #3 
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Yeah he's a bit of a character . I thought he was female for ages until he started flaring at everything and grew massive ventrals. Hence the name Brighid. But no matter how many times I tell my mum otherwise, she still refers to him as her "Girl".

Here's a snapshot of him coming over to see what I'm doing.

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:29 AM   #4 
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That IS crazy, but my betta bit me...twice!!!! But he's never jumped or anything. Love your plakat!
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #5 
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Lol!
I've never heard of a betta doing things like that before, so funny!
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What kind of aquarium do you have him in? It looks HUGE!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:14 AM   #6 
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very funny hopefully mine doesnt do anything like that
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #7 
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Wow! Haha, my fish Waffle kept me up last night because everytime I'd turn the light of I'd near gravels scooting around. I had to move them from their 10 gallon to like a 1 gallon (he has a tank mate at the moment) and lets just say he does NOT like his new temporary home. haha
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #8 
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Its A Bird! Its A Plane! NO! ITS SUPER BETTA!

lol thats awesome.... he just wants to be close, and when he wants it he wants it now not when u want to give it to him lol
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:55 PM   #9 
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I would have screamed too. Those plakats can be insane jumpers! I loved your story. It made me laugh!

Kilo does that same little dance and I find myself yelling "No! NO! NO!". He landed on top of his water lettuce yesterday and then just rolled back into the water.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #10 
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Lulu likes darting about, trying to jump out of her tank all the time. xD i think Plakats just love jumping. :d
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