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Old 07-25-2011, 12:34 AM   #1 
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*Giggling furiously* Betta Enrichment

Oh god. I just bought a pack of ping-pong balls tonight when I got off work. I gave the rest of the pack to my 5-year old sibling and saved one for myself.
Rinsed it off thoroughly, and put it in my fish's tank.


He's OBSESSED with it! At first he rushed at it thinking I dropped him a GODLY sized pellet, only to find out it MOVES!
He keeps swimming around it, touching his mouth to it, nipping at it it, jumping at it (trying to bite the writing on the ball)

I took it out when he went behind his filter to hide; and he swam back out and started to LOOK FOR IT. LOL!

I should have done this sooner! What was your betta's reactions to putting a new 'toy' in their tank????


Whoops, scratch that. Now he's starting to flare at it a bit, lol. He jumped at it and it moved a bit TOO much and it spooked him, I think. He flared a bit and now he's circling back around it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:09 AM   #2 
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gah i must try that!...in my sorority...ohhhh yess.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:09 AM   #3 
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It's pretty amusing, and if they like it. IT could possibly reduce boredom and stress for your fish. (Found out enrichment can do that when I was volunteering for an aquarium/ sea-life hospital. lol)
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:11 AM   #4 
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hmm.. not that my girls are stressed..but they would probly love this!
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:19 AM   #5 
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Probably. :3c heehee, you must tell me how they react! I'd love to hear it *giggles*
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:26 AM   #6 
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yes..tomorow i will get some.
if its super good..i might take a vid. i have this feeling that my coreys will pull their divebomb attack on it O.O
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Oh god, dive bomb attack? I must admit, I'm quite intrigued now.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:31 AM   #8 
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yea.. when i set up my 20 gal.. i put 2 coreys in about 3 days before my betta girls..and when the bettas tried to be mean to the coreys, they would torpedo launch themselves and gut check my girls...now if they feel like the girls are being butts..they get above them and swoop....should be great with a ball.
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*giggles furiously again* I'd love to see a video of that!!!! heeheehee~
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:43 PM   #10 
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Have to try that ping pong :)
Here is a video of my Blizzard playing with his Nemo toy fish
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=75964
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