Anyone with a betta who.. enjoys flow?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Sarameow, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. SarameowNew MemberMember

    My son got his first Betta, Nahkeet, yesterday. We have him in a 5 gallon tank with an internal filter (it came with the tank so it is what it is). I baffled the filter with a sponge and it works nicely. It seems, however, that Nahkeet may... like some flow? He keep swimming under the filter intake... waiting until it starts to suck him a bit and then flitting out.. freaking me out. Then he goes up to the top and seems to try and find the area that has the most flow on the edge of the sponge and swim at it. Does he... want more flow? Should I unbaffle the filter? I could maybe add an airstone on the corner of the tank for some bubbles to play in... maybe he wants that? Maybe he's just being dumb and forgetting that the intake will suck at him?
  2. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    He's probably not doing it on purpose. The current from those filters catches their fins and pulls them in, then the flow from the output sends them flitting away.
  3. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Mine loved the flow (current) in the 10g he lived in. He would literally ride the current from one side of the tank to the other, and then turn back around and start all over again. Is that similar to what yours is doing?
  4. SarameowNew MemberMember

    There really isn't much because of the baffle. He seems to seek out the really small area on the side of the sponge to catch a bit of the flow.

    Should I be concerned of the intake and his fins? He just... KEEPS GOING RIGHT THERE. Like.. the one inch spot in the tank where it can happen.

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