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  1. #1

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Hey all!

    I recently moved my betta from his 5 gallon Fluval Chi to the 6.6 I originally wanted. :D He's so happy in it, and he's swimming around lots... but during the middle of the day I notice he seems to look bored.

    What can I do to amuse my little guy? Is there something I can add to the tank that wouldn't take away from the clean, natural look that he could have fun playing in?

    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Get him an Xbox

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    Get him a mirror so he can admire himself LOL
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

  4. #4

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~
    Get him an Xbox
    LOL He's a playstation fan actually. xD He loves those RPGs!
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
    Journal

  5. #5

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp
    Get him a mirror so he can admire himself LOL
    Hahaha I actually do every once in a while put a mirror up for a minute or two so he can flare and feel all tough, then as soon as I put it away he swims around all proud of himself.
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
    Journal

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    Haha...be aware of rampant anthropomorphism!

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    Try some "Betta enrichment". It works! To do this, find odd, brightly colored items around your house. Bottle of laundry detergent, box of cereal, a purse, vase... you get the idea. Each day for an hour or two place the item next to his tank. It will give him enhanced visual stimulation. Some things he might find hypnotizing, and stare at for a long time entranced. Other's he may try to attack, or flare up at. Some may send him swimming in circles.

    If at any time he starts getting stress stripes, or blown out fins, discontinue for a while, or make sure you remove items from the circuit that he flares at a lot.

    Don't use mirrors, long periods of mirrors will cause stress in a Betta who will constantly think there is an interloper in their territory.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiari
    Try some "Betta enrichment". It works! To do this, find odd, brightly colored items around your house. Bottle of laundry detergent, box of cereal, a purse, vase... you get the idea. Each day for an hour or two place the item next to his tank. It will give him enhanced visual stimulation. Some things he might find hypnotizing, and stare at for a long time entranced. Other's he may try to attack, or flare up at. Some may send him swimming in circles.

    If at any time he starts getting stress stripes, or blown out fins, discontinue for a while, or make sure you remove items from the circuit that he flares at a lot.

    Don't use mirrors, long periods of mirrors will cause stress in a Betta who will constantly think there is an interloper in their territory.
    Thanks! I'll try this! I did the mirror from someone else's suggestion... I don't remember who. I only do it on rare occasions--like once every two weeks for a minute. Should I stop that altogether?

    I read that they like tubes and such to swim through... thinking about making him a little moss tube with some PVC piping and attaching moss to it.
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
    Journal

    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
    Journal

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    You don't have to stop the mirror entirely, just a few minutes at a time should be fine!

    They do like "weaving" through stuff as they swim.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

  10. #10

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    My bettas love watching TV with me, especially if I'm playing a bright, colorful game like Mario Kart Wii or Super Mario Galaxy, and Sunny actually likes NASCAR. Those who can see my computer screen seem to like watching movies and YouTube vids with me.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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