Betta twitching: ill or excited?

TikiBird

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I brought home a new betta a couple of weeks ago, and ever since I got him, he has wiggled and wagged a lot when I come see him, but he also twitches and even crashes into the substrate! (See video.) Is this normal excited betta behavior or could he be sick?

http://youtu.be/Dn31AMjdNVA
 

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Looks like it is normal, he may just be seeing his new boundary.
What size tank do you have?

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Very nice looking betta! I would say he is fine. I can catch mine doing the same thing from time to time.
 
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Looks like it is normal, he may just be seeing his new boundary.
What size tank do you have?
Thanks, biller! He's currently in a 2.5 gallon, but I'm going to move him to a 5.5 soon...

Very nice looking betta! I would say he is fine. I can catch mine doing the same thing from time to time.
Thanks, TyGuy320! He is a pretty guy! (I guess I should say handsome? LOL) He was very pale in his sad cup at the store, so it's been neat to see his color deepen and change!
 

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It just looks like he is seeing his new home, he probably hasn't had a tank that size before.

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