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Old 09-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #1 
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Question Is this normal?

woke up today and saw this on in my tank just wondering if this is a fishnet or something is wrong with the water?

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Old 09-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #2 
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Are you reffering to the bubbles? If yes, that's very normal. Male bettas do that, they're called bubble nests. Bubble nests are something males do to show they're happy in their home (ready to breed) if they're in a good environment, they will do this.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #3 
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It's a bubble nest! My beta is working on his too. It means he's interested in breeding, or he's generally happy :)
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #4 
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It is just an instinct. Some have it stronger than others. Some fish are kept in perfect environments and never build a nest, others are kept in tiny little cups and build away.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #5 
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Welcome! And congrats on his first bubble nest =)
Very common, and shows they are content as well as looking for that special girl. Sadly, she won't be happening because they can't live together =(
You have a handsome guy there, did he just eat? He has a HUGE belly, must be full of food!
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:49 PM   #6 
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Bubble nest have nothing to do with the environment. They are instinct.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #7 
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Hehe.. a little of both ;) A fish who is stressed about their enviroment, due to water quality, etc, won't really feel comfortable building a nest for their offspring. They would go look for a more suitable place to do so. Also to those who never build one.. they lacking instinct? =) It's such a debate lol
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #8 
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That's a really nice nest!! Thul (male) used to make tons of bubble nests when he had a split tank with Haruhi(female). My female fish even made them too... and when she laid her eggs, she put her eggs in the nest... weird Haruhi, you're not a man.
Once though I looked at my tank and saw all the bubbles... I was like OMG HOW DID SOAP GET IN HERE and freaked out a little.
Gourami's make really beautiful bubble nests... I've been wondering if Betta fish can make nests as nice as Gourami's.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #9 
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oh should i remove the nest or just leave it?
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #10 
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Leave it it's fine,but he won't mind if you remove it.
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