Let's admit it. Our betta's love to scare the crud out of us when we least expect it. From abandoning ship to hiding for a long time to playing dead...Our betta's are the Kings and Queens of pranks.
For example ten minutes ago: I went to check on Akira and all I could see of him was his tail. I didn't realize he was sleeping curled up under a bamboo leaf sticking close to the plant. For a second I thought: "Oh god...He-He better not be dead!" Fearful I carefully moved the plant and low and beholl I hear a splash and there's Aki. He however wasn't moving his right pectoral fin so I did EVERYTHING I could to get him to move it so I could see if it was still working. He wasn't happy with me. He didn't flare or anything but backed away and ate a few pellets. (It was so quiet I could hear him chewing.) I left him alone for a second and when I looked back he was wiggling his fins at me as if to say: "HEY! You got what you deserved for waking me up!"
Yesterday...He got my mom. She checks on him every morning after starting her coffee and she could not find him anywhere. She was worried he had abandoned ship and began checking the floor. She did not want to find his body. She checked the tank again and there he was hiding behind the bamboo.
The little disappearing act isn't a new thing either. He just scares the utter crud out of us when he does it and pops out of nearly every little crevice he can find. Whenever I can't find him I wonder if he managed to jump out of the tank but then I see him coming up for air or coming to beg for food.
So...What were some of the worst scares your betta's have given YOU?