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  1. Glass surfing or seeing reflection?

    Betta Fish Care
    I’m not a super experienced betta owner and yesterday I got a new betta. I have him in a rimless tank and I absolutely cannot tell if he can see his reflection, but he’s darting up and down the side of the glass on one side of his tank. I tried covering it with paper, rotating the tank, dimming...
  2. Is it wrong to think he likes glass surfing??

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    I have not had this particular betta very long, a few weeks, and all he seems to want to do is glass surf. I have had a a couple betta fish before this that all lived nice long lives and none of them ever glass surfed, especially not to this extent. He had done it from the first day i got him. I...
  3. Glass Surfing and Tail Biting

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    Hey, all! So, I grew up with bettas, but I've never had this problem before. I got a betta about 3 weeks ago. He's in a 5.5 gallon tank set at 80 degrees, levels are all good, fully cycled, and he has a sponge filter, everything. His tank is decked to the nines with plants, logs, floating logs...
  4. Surfing?

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    Hi! I've noticed my betta fish is surfing on the glass alot when I'm in the room. He doesn't show any signs of sickness. Could he be excited? Stressed? I cant tell I just moved him into this 3.5 gallon tank a few days back. He used to be in a 1.5 quart tank which I soon found out was...
  5. Glass Surfing Rant

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    Ranting and raving here. Bought Mr. Fishy III for my office pet on Black Friday (black friday sale), so I have had him for 2 weeks. Well of course the darn fish ends up costing me way more than the black friday sale saved me. I am determined to take much better care of this fish than my previous...
  6. Betta uninterested and always glass surfing

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    Betta fish has been glass surfing nonstop the past couple days. He will only stop when it's feeding time but then he will go right back to surfing. In a heated, filtered 10 gal I had 1 live plant, 1 fake plant and a small rock formation. Today I added a floating log (which he seems to like)...
  7. Glass Surfing: Glass Tanks vs Acrylic

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My husband and I currently have 5 tanks, 4 glass and 1 acrylic. 3/4 of the bettas in the glass tanks glass surf to a greater or lesser degree. 1 doesn't glass surf at all. We've had two different bettas in the acrylic tank. One never glass surfed, and the newest has not yet. But we've had him...
  8. Do round bowls reduce glass surfing?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My betta Ruben had to be ousted to the divided 20g after one of my boys snacked on another betta's tail -_- he's always been a glass surfer but I was controlling his lighting time in the 5g at he was mostly calm. But now with my room light having to be on a lot he has already blown holes in his...
  9. Soo... What is my betta's problem?

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    Alright, so I purchased Comet about a month ago at a pretty nice pet store. He was held in a 30 gallon tank with some other fish. As soon as I brought him home to my tank and introduced him to his new home, he immediately started "glass surfing" or pacing up and down or across the tank back and...
  10. Newbie w Q's: cleaning, bubble nest, glass surfing, heater

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    We got a male betta for my 8-year old daughter’s first ‘my own pet’ just over a week ago and I’ve become strangely betta obsessed. I've read perhaps too many forum posts and gotten myself confused. Thanks so much in advance for your comments and advice! ! Our specifics: --He's in a 5.5 gallon...
  11. DIY Betta toys/accessories?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everybody!! I thought I'd ask and see if anyone had any cool ideas for aquarium-safe makeshift Betta toys or decorations. My baby, Ajna, recently was taken out of a half gallon tank and moved into a ten gallon. He's much more enthusiastic and energized, but he's still glass surfing, and I'd...
  12. Very restless Betta???

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    I just got my new betta, Casey, 4 days ago. I temporarily have him in a 1.5gal tank for the time being until I can purchase a larger one. Ever since I took him home he has been glass surfing constantly, rarely venturing into the middle of the tank. I had a plastic plant in it but every time he...
  13. Glass surfing

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! So I bough aqua salt, a few new silk plants, bloodworms and a hideaway place for my Betta just awhile ago. After setting things up, I gave him a few bloodworms and a bit of his regular food. Now he's glass surfing ad won't stop. Should I be concerned?
  14. (Annoyingly) Neurotic betta :c

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    I've had Macceroni (The whiteish dalmatian) for a few days or so, Since Saturday I think. He's a shy guy, which is fine, and I could tell right off the bat. I like him a lot. BUT. URGH!! He is beyonddd neurotic. All he does, all day, literally ALL DAY is glass surf like a maniac :s It makes him...
  15. Reflection Freak Out!!!!!!!!!!! D:> Help?

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    Hey guys! Sorry I haven't gotten on lately, I've been swamped. ._.; I got the boys down home ok. (they're traveling fish now! XD They've been in a car, on a bus, on a train, then in a different car! XD) My mom was also wonderful enough to have these HUGE vases ready for me to condition and...
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