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I purchased my first Betta about a month ago. I bought him, and i'll admit, as kinda an impulse buy. I actually got him the day before my ex broke up with me. My Betta Cash has helped me get through that and i've spent a lot of my time making him happy and distracting myself. I upgraded him from the 1.5 gallon bowl i got the day i bought him to a 3.5 tank with a filter and a heater and i rotate his toys and plants around so he is never board.

I love it when i come home from a long day at work, i flip on the light to my room and he will rush out of his house to the edge of the tank, flare up and dart around like he's happy to see me :) it's like having another dog.

and today i bought him a new plant. while i was setting it up in the rocks he was swimming around my hand like an excited puppy, he would nip at the leaves and i then had to cut some off cause it was too tall and stray pieces would float around and he would chase them.

do your bettas do cute stuff like this? whats one of your favorite things they do? :)
 

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hey there =)

welcome to the forums!!

mr. bubbles likes to flare at my finger when i press it up against his tank .. he also likes to swim into his pineapple house and stick his head out the window of it and just lay there like he's peeking out .. he also likes to make bubbles everywhere .. not in a nest form .. just everywhere .. all over his tank .. hence the name mr. bubbles

mystique likes to do the hungry dance everytime he sees me .. he thinks it'll make me feed him .. he also flares at other people that are not me when they get close to his tank =D ..

yuki likes to play dead .. i don't think it's cute .. but he does it all the time =/ just to freak me out .. then when i'm like OMG yuki and run to his tank .. he'll swim right over and start his wiggle dance .. he also likes to stare at me when i'm on the computer .. i can see his little eyes looking at me .. when i glance over to look at him .. which is cute =D .. he also likes to sleep butt/tail facing up and nose down .. which makes me also think he's dead .. but he's not really ..

lol that's all i can think of off the top of my head
 

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awww haha these are so cute!

Recently my boy Suzu had to stay with a friend, and literally played dead for her the whole time, and then I got him back and he was back to normal and flaring at me and playing. He's so silly! He also swims right over whenever I come slightly closer to his tank. He'll also watch me when I'm on my comp! :)

Today he was extra cute! I poked the tank right by his face, and it didn't seem to register for a sec, and then he flared. haha he was so delayed. :)
 

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hehehehe! your betta sounds adorable.

florence (my purple girl) will stare at me for a minute and then jump if i stick my head around the corner of the tank. she'll waggle there for a minute and then jump like I'LL TEACH YOU!

pierce is usually so excited about food he's always jumping around to get it, but nine times out of ten he misses the pellet and it goes sinking down into the tank. xD so i have to get his attention and calm him down before he'll eat.

caspian usually flares every time i hold the camera up to him. like SCU ME.
 

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My Baby boy Benny, he lives in my room. And when ever I enter the room, he goes to the front of the tank, like, "yay! Mommy's home!" So I take the lid off and say hello :p
And Sykes, he is just the most hyper bug ever!
 

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My boys..

I love these kinds of conversations! I watch my bettas everyday, for at least a total of 3 hours throughout the day. 10 mins here, half hour there. ect. And these two storys are what really come to mind to me.

Blue, my first ever betta. I used to work for a company that allowed us fish on our desks, but I was like, one of the 2 out of 600+ employees that ever bothered. Anyhow, Blue lived in his own 2.5 gallon tank on my desk. I often had rough days, and he started kicking his rocks around the bottom of his tank, so I'd hear the tiniest "tink" noises coming from his tank. I'd look, and he'd just swim all over, flaring up, trying to cheer me up. But it's weird because he only acted this way on bad days. and I've never had any other betta who would actually make noises to get my attention. Of course, whenever I came back to work from a day, or from my weekend, he was always stoked to see me!

Lucky- Now Lucky is the first Betta my girlfriend has ever had. And the first one in some time for me. He's a beautiful crowntail, Blue. in fact thats him in his temporary "cleaning" home. When I'm doing his 10 gallon. (he lives in a community with platys, and 2 cory cats) Anyhow. on the other side of the divider, is Flare. brand new, got him just a few hours ago. Anyways Flare well, Flares at Lucky. Lucky has not once flared back. he seems like he actually wants to go and be friends. NEVER gonna allow it, but it seems like he truly wants to be friends with Flare.
 

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I love watching my bettas eat. That funny little "crunching" sound and the way they look like they're chewing even though I know they aren't. So cute.
 

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I gotta agree. I like watching them eat. It seems Flare likes to ambush his food. he comes up from behind a leaf in his plants, and suddenly attacks the pellet. lol
 

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So cute! Mine have to flop around in circles for a minute searching for their food even though I drop it directly in front of them. They get wiggling and it's like they can't stop so they wiggle right on past their food.
 

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Moonsilver ALWAYS jumps for his food! Makes me so nervous. Clark and Steve kinda lounge back on their plants waiting to be hand fed. I wonder if that has anything to do with them being crowntails. Hehe lavender and baby will let me pet them while they are eating.
 

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My new boy First Aid is fascinated with his air pump - he keeps chasing the bubbles and trying to pop them! I can't even get him out from behind the filter he's so busy biting bubbles.
 

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How cute! Maybe he thinks the air pump is blowing a bubblenest too?

I love watching my bettas go up to the surface and breathe air too. It's so cute how they just lift their head a little and almost nibble at the air.
 

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Jalen is super shy when new people come by, and he'll hide somewhere until they leave. He's also not picky with his food at all. He's the only betta I know of that will eat food once it's touched the floor lol.
 

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installed a heater into cash's tank today and he is so facinated by it! he was swimming around it and staring at it and nipping it and then he caught his reflection and flared at himself, it was so darn cute, lol
 

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Fish could care less about the 5 second rule, hahaha. :)
I must have just had some picky bettas in middle school. They would ignore the food if it sank to the bottom of the tank. :/
 

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I think mine are just too lazy to try and find it in between the gravel and marbles. They're like, "Enh, whatever. If I give her the LOOK she'll drop more food in anyway." :-D
 

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I really enjoy watching my Betta, my first Betta was lucky and well after I had gotten him a 10 gallon tank he seemed to be doing pretty okay then he just got lonely or something then I went out and got him 2 emerald Cory Catfish and he seem's to be swimming around a lot more and is being more active. I then wen't out and bought a divider and gotten another Male Betta who'm I named Flare. Flare likes to flare at basically anything and his camera shy a little bit but Lucky he will pose for the camera. there both happy and content and its just so peaceful to watch them swim around.
 

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I would love to see a betta chase after a bubble maker!! I really would! And hey there Flare. I know you!! :eek:mg:
 
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