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Old 09-17-2014, 02:26 AM   #1 
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betta swims fast

I notice sometimes my betta swims really fast like something is chasing him he like twitches really fast and swims weird sometimes i was wondering if this was normal
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:33 AM   #2 
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Mine does this. Do you have a filter in tehre, or something aerating the water? Yoshio swims directly at the filter outlet like that, i think its how they look fighting a current. If thats the case all over your tank surface its a problem. Its less than 10% of my big tank, just Yoshi insists on swimming at it a few times a day :/ Then he flares and 'surfs' back down the tank!
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:58 PM   #3 
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No he dosent have a filter or hes in calm water idk
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:33 PM   #4 
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mine does this too... Its like he gets "spooked" by something and whizzes about for a few seconds flicking his tail... Weirdly horses do something similar....
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:00 PM   #5 
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Maybe they just have a sudden burst of energy? ( Some times I do XD)
Or they are just playing around?
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #6 
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Betta naturally swim fast like that if they're scared/stunned, which is normal (Ex. you poke your finger at them suddenly). But it isn't normal if nothing is scaring them. Try to observe your betta a little more frequently and try to see if he is rubbing/hitting against the plants or the bottom of the tank. If he is, he may have a disease like Ich or Velvet. Do not treat unless you're completely sure it is either of those diseases.
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