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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Odd fish/invert behavior

We've all seen it or even had an exceptionally odd fish or shrimp. They aren't sick or maltreated, they just behave... weird.

I have a betta that blows audibly popping bubbles and enjoys curling up inside her pagoda. Not to mention she pokes our Gold Inca Snail (no biting) just to see him curl back up into his shell. She hovers around him for at least 20 minutes at a time and just goes up and gently boops him.

I have a Red Cherry Shrimp that rides our Black Mystery Snail all round our tank. I have yet to see him leave her shell for more than an hour.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 06:15 PM
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That's so fun! I love both stories about the snails. lol

Can't say I've had any interesting behaviors like you have but I hope others have something to share!
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Bettas are like puppies. Whenever I approach his tank, he comes up to the surface and flares his fins, begging for treats. He also sleeps in a plastic castle.

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Another betta story!

So we had our Green/Blue (we can't tell) lady Betta in hospital because she lost some scales on her head and we thought it was bad. We moved her into hospital for a week to observe her. No developments, we think she bonked her head on the rim of our snail's shell. When we put her back into our main tank, our red lady betta shot at her and began rubbing up all on her and swimming in circles around her and has refused to leave her side. They are schooling right now as I type this.
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