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Old 10-24-2011, 09:01 AM   #1 
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Flushy doesn't like things added to his tank.

I bought one of those Zoo Med leaves that suction to the side of the aquarium for my Crowntail. I put it in the tank and he was not happy about it. He flared up and circles the leaf and then started hitting it.

I also git a new thermometer to check the temperature. He also did not greet this well. Again, he flared and circled it.

Is this normal? I know he behaves like this when i put in a mirror, but darn, it was just a leaf!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:07 AM   #2 
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I bought one of those Zoo Med leaves that suction to the side of the aquarium for my Crowntail. I put it in the tank and he was not happy about it. He flared up and circles the leaf and then started hitting it.

I also git a new thermometer to check the temperature. He also did not greet this well. Again, he flared and circled it.

Is this normal? I know he behaves like this when i put in a mirror, but darn, it was just a leaf!
Haha, That is cute. He is a beautiful betta! I had one guy that used to "attack" his thermometer that bobbed at the bottom of his tank...He used to run into it so hard it would knock into the side of the glass and make "tink" sounds all night.... eventually he chilled out. I would give him a little time and see if he calms down any...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:38 AM   #3 
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Thank you, his color is awesome. I can stop looking at him. It's funny, I didn't notice that he had red in his fins until I took the picture.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #4 
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be careful that he can't cut himself on the thermometer! Sounds like your boy is just super aggressive and doesn't want anything in his tank. Put your hand in at your own risk!

Also, be careful with that betta leaf. Sometimes the wire in it can become exposed. We had a member actually lose their betta after he basically gutted himself on it. Many people use the leaf, just watch it closely if you use it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #5 
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Your betta is beautiful! Maybe he'd be happier with some floating plants than with something on the side?

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #6 
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I love your betta! He is a beautiful colour.
He should calm down with the new items soon enough! :)
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:40 PM   #7 
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Maybe he's seeing his own reflection on the metal part?
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:43 PM   #8 
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Maybe he's seeing his own reflection on the metal part?
Oh no, he flares up at everything.He is a creature of habit. He doesn't like things added to his tank.
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Oh no, he flares up at everything.He is a creature of habit. He doesn't like things added to his tank.
oh, kinda similar to mine, but he doesn't flare he just pecks at whatever I put into the tank lol.
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