National Geographic Contest - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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National Geographic Contest

I need suggestions for cool tricks for a betta. The contest gives out for the grand winner a 500 dollar petsmart gift card. First prize gets 150 dollars and a 15 gallon fish tank. Search the contest. Ends july 2014.

Give me suggestions and how to train the betta to do so.
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Oh no, I'm too old for that contest! Maybe I can talk my brother in to entering for me...


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I mean suggestions for tricks, and how long it would take for them to learn.
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Hmm... For fish, food is ALWAYS the best motivation. Some things that come to mind: "maze memory", pushing an object through a hoop (as seen on some advertisement for a goldfish and a mini soccer net lol), going through hoops, jumping...

I find it also depends on the fish. Some of mine have a longer attention span than the others.

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I do most of them as planning for the breed. I sell the rest of the spawn to this website, eBay, or aqua vid. My parents do not want me to feed my betta insects. They said if I fed it anymore, then my betta would be killed. Help me for the main question and the sup questions that come with it.
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Give me suggetions asap i need it to win the card so i can have more bettas and their tanks. Please help me with this.
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Hmmm.... Use tweezers, with food. You can try to guide him through an "obstacle course", making sure to do it once a day to get repetition. Use the same tweezers, same treat. Such items you can use for an obstacle course: Clear tube, plastic bracelets for "hoops", etc.

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I guided him through the hoop with betta pellets today by using a broken betta cup top and cutting it to the biggest length, then putting it smaller.
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Nice!!!

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

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To deal with the food problem, turn feeding time into training time. Two things in one without overfeeding
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