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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Uhhhh...what?

I just saw Splash leaning into the filter intake on my 5g Fluval spec V! He just swam up looked at it, let himself be sucked in by it for a few seconds and swam off again. It was clearly intentional and he wasnt stuck (its a really gentle flow) but ive never seen fish do this before although i have heard of it once. Im tempted to be amused by it saying my fish does it for fun but I cant help but be worried that theres a darker underlying reason (him trying to expel parasites, being too weak yo swim and thus using it to rest, etc.) Any thoughs?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 06:25 PM
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Just watch him. Unless he stops eating or becomes lethargic this is most likely just an interesting behavior.

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Ok thanks, so far hes got a huge appetite and is very active and spunky. Right now he was just exercising in the water output and hes been exploring his new tank arrangement (not really, i just moved the whole setup from my bookshelf to my desk) i got him from thailand only a couple weeks ago so it might be stress? Although his colors are getting more vibrant by the day and his fins are still growing quite fast (hes only about 6 months old)15653937426741055574706_1565393869071.jpg

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Keep a watch on his fins. If you notice that they are becoming torn up it's likely the intake tube and you'll have to baffle it so his fins cannot get sucked in.
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Ok thanks. Ill be sure to watch him but the water flow is pretty weak so i think it should be okay. heres what it looks like
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Mine does that sometimes in my spec V
He will not stay long and has never had any damage. I considered getting a sponge and cutting it to fit if it got worse but thankfully it has not. That could be an option for you if you need it. I also place a sponge filter on the outflow to reduce the current in the tank.

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Mine does that sometimes in my spec V
He will not stay long and has never had any damage. I considered getting a sponge and cutting it to fit if it got worse but thankfully it has not. That could be an option for you if you need it. I also place a sponge filter on the outflow to reduce the current in the tank.

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Unless the current is a Betta all over the tank and they don't have any place to rest or eat it is best to keep current as high as possible. This enables them to exercise and gain muscle mass and strength.
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Unless the current is a Betta all over the tank and they don't have any place to rest or eat it is best to keep current as high as possible. This enables them to exercise and gain muscle mass and strength.
Good to know. I was always told they liked as little current as possible.

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Unless the current is a Betta all over the tank and they don't have any place to rest or eat it is best to keep current as high as possible. This enables them to exercise and gain muscle mass and strength.
Ill keep that in mind. His fins seem to be getting pretty long IMO (although ive mostly had plakats so what do I know😂) and the edges are starting to become 'frilly' and crooked so at this point im hoping its just more crowntail coming through and not the beginning of an unstable rose/feathertail gene peeking through😓

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 08:09 AM
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I've got a Spec V as well and my betta does the same. He usually uses it as a sleeping perch (though he does have a couple other high up options he could use.) I think he just likes the feeling of the slight pull. He did it when I had more flow and less flow. *shrug* so far I haven't noticed any damage, I think its pretty common with bettas and this tank type.
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