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At night when I'm up I've noticed my Betta completely laying his side on top of a fake plant in a corner until he notices me and gets up. Or he sits still on the gravel in the same corner which is cramped until he notices me and gets out of the corner. I would take a pic if I had a cam. It is a difficult corner to get into and at times I've seen him squeeze himself in there or get stuck on his way out. I have a small temple ruin in the corner with a fake plant attached to it further into the corner. The plant touches both corner walls. My Betta gets inbetween the plant and the temple. It's pretty interesting and humorouse watching him get in and out of that corner, about 3 or 4 times tonight I've seen him do it. I'm concerned he might hurt himself in that corner. I don't know if this is normal behaviour or is he just sleeping? He looks and acts healthy. My tank is currently cycling though but my levels tonight are ok. Amm o.25 Trite 2 Trate 10
02-14-2008, 08:57 AM
Mine used to nestle on top of a plant leaf to sleep on it's side... it really looked like he was lying down for a nap like a human LOL
Nothing suprises me with Betta's anymore... they all have their own character and quirks :ezpi_wink1:
02-14-2008, 09:54 AM
I had a really thick patch of cabomba, and he used to like to nap resting on top of all of it, which I heard is a common Betta trait.
02-14-2008, 10:28 AM
I just re-read the post again and Amm o.25 Trite 2 Trate 10 really are not good!!! I hope the nitrite is 0.2 as 2.0 can kill a fish quite easily. Ammonia 0.25 is also not very good... seeing you have fish in this tank I would do a water change pretty quickly of at least 50 - 60% and keep that up until the levels are safe - ammonia - 0 & Nitrite - 0
At this stage you are weakening the fish and shortening it's lifespan.. also it is stressful which can cause diseases to appear.
02-20-2008, 11:09 PM
My female betta use to try and wiggle her way into the rocks to sleep.
I even had a male betta that liked to "lay" on top of the fake frogs. Just be careful he doesn't poke or rip himself on any sharp ends and he'll be fine.
They love tight spots to hide in and sleep.
02-21-2008, 12:33 AM
betta do rest on plants and decorations. my male that lives in my community tank sleeps on the hanging thermometer. but you really need to do a water change to get those nitrites under control. A nitrite reading of 2 can mean a dead betta real soon. Due to (im assuming) the small size of the tank, you need to keep ontop of the perameters because things change quickly in smaller tanks. Do a 30% water change and retest...
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