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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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HC + betta fish

my betta fish keeps swiming under my HC =< its messing up my carpet i dunno why he does it. He tunnels thru it and comes back up near my erios =/


should i put him in a different tank?

you can't see him, but he is under that patch of hc in the first picture, and second picture is when i distrubed him and he swam back out.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 10:33 PM
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does he have any caves? he may want one...
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the plants in the corner is really thick he hids in there too, but... likes to nap in my hc =<.....
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Does he have any floaters or tall stem plants near the top? Two of my bettas like to sleep on Pothos and Water Sprite leaves (though the third one does usually ignore them and rest on the bottom...)
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its a high tech tank, floaters and fast growers like that will take over my tank in days, =/
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Use large leaf floaters such as dwarf water lettuce, frogbit, red root floaters, larger species of salvinia, or giant duckweed. They take 2 seconds to clear the top, take 1 scoop and done. I use these in my high tech tanks. They grow real fast, but they are sooo easy to remove. Just don't use smaller duckweeds....
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It looks like it's flashing, which would mean illness.


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he's not sick, i raised him from a fry. He is very active and loves chasing the amanos, but likes to tunnel and nap in my hc, =/

i might just move him back to his old tank.
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If you've got (or are willing to get) a pothos, just clip a leaf once a week or so and float it in the tank. The natural 'v' shape of the leaf provides a spot on top of the leaf for a betta to climb onto as a sleeping platform or, for those who prefer being under things, a bit of cover. A feeding clip can easily secure it to the side if you'd prefer to control where it is.

Cut it with as much stem as you can. This not only weighs down the leaf making it a better betta shelter, but also lets you clip the end every few days to keep the leaf fresh as long as possible.
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I'm not looking to add any plants to the tank, it's a set scape. I was just wondering in it was normal.

I am moving him to a thicker planted tank so he has more leaves to sleep one
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