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I wrote "Merry Christmas!" on Soda's tank today with whiteboard markers, but I had to rub it off because he would just keep poking at the words on the glass with his face non stop. xD <3

(In other news, his tail is finally starting to grow back, yay!)
 

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All my sorority girls were gathered in one place today (including Circe, who is half the size of the other girls) and it looked like they were all cuddling. They reminded me of my ratties. :D So cute.
 

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My favourite thing my juvies do is swarm into the corner closest to me and wriggle. It looks pretty awesome to see heaps of these little fish clustered in one corner asking for food.
They're so fun!
When I first turned on the bubbles from the sponge filter they all swam straight into them and got blown straight up and then they would look surprised and do it again...
 

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Aldo likes to follow my finger if I wiggle it around :3 He also likes to come and greet me on the right side of the tank when I sit down on my bed (the tank is on my bedside table) he zipps so quickly to come check me out and he'll even chill on that side just to be around me. He's a sweet little fish :)
 

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has anyone ever had to pick up fish food with a turkey baster and have the betta try to get to it when its still inside the baster? its funny to see my betta trying to get to the food. i dont do it for more that 3 seconds or 2 attempts to eat.
 

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i got home from work last night and found Rebel flaring all over the place. I have no idea what his problem is. Bocephus was all the way on the other side of the tank (they're in a divided 5.5g temporarily) and i don't think he could see his reflection in the glass but still he was really grumpy, it was kinda hilarious. when i walked over there he kinda looked at me, calmed down a bit, then started flaring at me... so i fed him lol - saddly couldn't get any good pics :p
 

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Though I only got Omlette yesterday (irony is that he's blue) I know a bit of his personality already. He loooves to float in the corner closest to me, and just hang there and watch me. But as soon as I put my hand/body/face closer to the tank toward him, he speeds off and "hides" (you can see 7/8 of his body) behind either the thermometer or the baby sprig of Anacharis. It's 2 inches tall.
 

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I can't wait until I get a betta. People believe that fish are just fish and don't have personalities, but those who keep their mind open know that every fish is unique in their own way. Just like humans. I wonder what my first betta will be like...
 

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My male betta loves to swim into his tank mates, I notice him doing it almost every morning. When the rest of the fish are still sleeping zombies, he would pick a target, slowly glide towards them, slows down to a stop and just stares at the other fish. He never bites, makes contact or attacks them, I would say he is more curious than aggressive. A real **** disturber, causing chaos every morning :tongue:
 

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Milo will follow me around:) haha I will walk past his tank and he'll swim in the same direction I'm going, then when i turn around and go to the other side so will he. Bentley chases my finger around all the time. its soo cute:)
 

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I love this thread, it really lightens my day.

Each time my betta eats he releases a small trio of bubbles... almost like a burp, heh. He also has a floating silk lilly pad; I take the lid of his aquarium off and gently push it around the surface of the water with my finger, he'll follow it with his eyes then swim over to investigate.

I also remember the first time I fed him - tried bloodworms. The one I chose was a little too big so he kept spitting it out and sucking it back in - in the end it got caught in the filter outflow and went flying across the across, he chased it in pursuit and lost. Awww... x]
 

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Awww, this thread is cute. <3 I put this lava lamp in front of one of my tanks. At first, Harmonia ignored it hardcore. She was more interested in the box of tissues on the side of the tank. But I looked over later, and she was following the lava up and down as it rose and sank. Sooo cute. :D
 

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I always find it adorable when my betta, Colin, is building his bubble nest. He carries his bubbles on his back and then flips around looking at me and I can almost picture his saying "Look! Look at me! Aren't you proud?" it's adorable :)
 

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On my computer desk I have my little spunky HM Betta B.B. Whenever I come near the tank, he will press his little face close to the glass and wriggle up and down and his little mouth is opening and closing fast. It may just be he thinks its food time, but B.B. only does it when I'm talking to him and it really looks like he is trying to talk back to me. It is so CUTE!:p
 

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My betta donflare (the first name don is my grandfathers name that passed away yesterday) he is interacts with me by flaring up or not flaring on yes and no questions and I can put a finger in the top of his tank and he will rub his body against it it makes me laugh
 

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I think that its so cute when my Betta swims and hides in his little cave when I turn the lights on in the tank, he is like AAAAH IT BURNS
 

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I just witnessed something I've never seen a Betta do until now.
I was feeding Marcos, I gave him 3 pellets. He ate the first 2 quick as he usually does. Then, he starts to flare and swim/dance around the last pellet. He does this act for a few more seconds and then gobbles it up. :lol:
 

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I swore I'd never buy another petstore betta again--haven't we all? Every one of us has a tale why we quit breeding (if we ever did quit!), but we never really get over being bitten by the betta bug. Well, that promise held for eight years until I walked into my favorite local freshwater specialist shop, intent on supplies for my preschooler's goldfish and loach tanks. (They're really mine, but she'll tell you they are hers.) I saw a flash of movement, and walked past the dwarf puffers, mollys, gouramis, and other excited happy fish, to the back.

There it was again! A bright flash of lavender. I peeked in a temporary 1 gallon home to see what on earth it was. Two black eyes peered back at me, and I kid you not, a betta waved at me. His front fins are enormously long, perhaps 1/2 an inch, certainly longer than 1/4 inch at the very least. (It's not like they hold still to measure... :/ ) He's just a cherry red VT, with an extreme iridescent layer of lavender. I blinked, waved back, and he waved again. With one fin. I boggled, called my husband-to-be over, and asked him to look at the betta.

"He's an awesome color, but I thought you vowed no more betta fish?"

Before I could answer, the betta turned, and waved at him with his other fin. We both waved back, and he flared and started doing excited circles. It was worth it to see his jaw drop. "Did.... That fish just wave at me???"

Mr. Personality is now resident in his own personal abode of 5 gallons that the goldfish outgrew years ago (yes, I added a marineland preset heater). He waves at me with his right fin, my fiancé with his left, and my daughter (or anyone holding food) with two fins. He doesn't seem particularly caring that he has a tank of comets to one side, and fancy finned underwater pigs to the other side. Not even the cat phases him. He just likes people.

Got a call this morning, my mother decided to drop in on my house while I was out. "There's something wrong with /that weird red fish/!" "What's wrong with him? Don't feed any fish, Mom. They aren't starved. They lie!" "His fin is moving funny." "Is he still red and active?" "Yes, he's following me like a dog." "Does it look like he's waving?" "Yes." "He's waving at you, Mom. Wave back." "... Your weird red fish waved back at me... How on earth.. You know, you have the weirdest pets!"

Mr. Personality's name suits him perfectly.
 
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