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Old 08-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #1 
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I swear he gave me the death glare....

Tank cleaning day! What fun and joy as you keep your roomates happy with fresh water and clean furniture.

Well today I went to clean our first boy Pickle's tank. And lo and behold there was the biggest bubblenest I have seen him do. Under on his leaf hammock, he was resting and as I approached with the bucket, siphon and net...I swear he gave the the "Touch this you die!" glare.

In some ways I think bettas are like cats in that at times there is no reasoning with them. Unlike Dazzler who seems to enjoy water changes and literally jumps into the net, Pickle will do evasive manuvers that would make an Apache helicopter pilot green with envy. Needless to say, Pickle was not coming out of his tank.

So, I was extremely careful in my siphoning and the bubble nest...mostly...clung to the wall as the water receeded. I drained as much water as I could, cleaned what I could with a fish skittering about in the few inches of water left. Then I carefully replaced the water by pouring it in the opposite side against that wall and as the levels came up..the nest....mostly...rose back to the top in the same spot. He is now underneath his nest tending to it and making repairs.

I hope he is happy because I think if I had ticked him off I wouldn't have woken up the next morning.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #2 
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My males give me that face... I have a male in a jar who loves to cover the surface in bubbles and every time I poke a air hole in the top I swear he goes to bite me :p
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:00 PM   #3 
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Lol it's the same way with my Zephyr. He was my first fish and he was the only one for about two months or so, and he was so used to having all of my attention. He sat right above my laptop on my desk (which has a 2-tier bookshelf attatched) and I always talked to him and played with him (he LOVES chasing pens around the outside of the tank. FIngers too) I have since acquired.... Quite a few fish, and Zeph gets very upset with me if I don't go over and say hi to him first in the mornings. What a spoiled boy. :P
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #4 
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I had to move Jazz off my desk...he wouldn't stop bugging me for food whenever I was there...he would move around and distract me...so now he has a nice 10 gallon on the other side of the room
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:28 AM   #5 
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hehehehe that's adorable.


demi sometimes gives me those looks.. when i'm not feeding her or letting her be near the boys.
she got moved to the desk, haha.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #6 
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I always felt bad about destroying my males' bubble nest but none of them seemed to mind! They just took it as an excuse to start building a bigger and better one.
Once one of them covered almost half the tank surface in bubbles. I felt so bad about destroying it but he was just like "Whatever" lol
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #7 
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thats funny
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #8 
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thats funny
Betta what kind of betta is that in your profile picture? I absolutely love him.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #10 
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i was cleaning my bettas tank and there was lot i mean a lot of alge
in his tank so i put him in a cup and he was watching me clean so
i was cleanig the alge off and he got all happy.
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