So I'm trying to trap a fish in the Betta tank using the inverted water bottle method, but the Betta won't stay out of it. He's not hungry at all, he's just weird.
I put the trap in various locations and the minute I walk away he swims into it, passing through this little hole, and gets stuck. And proceeds to freak out. He's not the curious type so I don't get why he's so into it.
I just had a scare. I didn't think he'd be interested in the trap anymore after having been extracted four times today (!). The tank lights have been off for a while and this time of night he's usually perched on a plant for the evening.
I happened to walk by and noticed he wasn't in his regular place - he was in the trap - again! I don't know exactly how long he was in there, but he's acting kinda strange. I don't know how often Bettas need to surface and I just hope he's going to be ok.
Actually he pulled this stunt about a year and a half ago. I was using the same kind of thing to trap snails. There were greens inside the bottle and the opening was almost flush on the bottom so I don't know how he managed to get in that trap, but he did it.
He's got a planted 10g to explore but he's never been into checking everything out. Accept apparently if he sees a water bottle he's just got to be inside of it. Even in the dark (for the 5th time today!)
I wonder if anyone else has experienced this?
Of course the other fish won't go anywhere near the trap.....:/ And vanishes at the sight of a net.
Here's the Betta en route to the bottle, and then trapped inside it.
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