Question Do Bettas Play???

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So I am at work on a little break and watching Capt Jack. He loves his new ornament and swims around it and through it. Well he will be just cruising his tank then all of a sudden he is all over, by his plant and around his "skull" ornament. Then he will just go back to cruising. Its funny, he looks like he is having a great time. I hope I am right about this. His water is warm about 81 degrees and just tested his ammonia levels and they are 0.
 
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yeah bettas like to play....and rest. mine likes to swim by the plant up and down, and around the heater. well your aquarium info says you don't know about the nitrogen cycle....is this true? cos if so, you'd want to learn
Yeah I didn't know, but I have learned a lot since finding this place. I have read about the cycle and unfortunately I have to do it with the fish so its gonna take some time and lots and lots of water changes. :-}
 

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Glad to hear your betta is doing well, maddiecat. By the time your tank is fully cycled, a weekly water change regimen will look easy peasy! For some extra fun at work, try using disposable wooden chopsticks or something similar (nothing too sharp) to dangle a bloodworm just above the water. He'll jump for it and feel very accomplished that he took down the big bad yummy worm.
 
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Glad to hear your betta is doing well, maddiecat. For some extra fun at work, try using disposable wooden chopsticks or something similar (nothing too sharp) to dangle a bloodworm just above the water. He'll jump for it and feel very accomplished that he took down the big bad yummy worm.
Hmmm I might try that!! I also was going to buy just a couple baby brine shrimp as a treat. I think he would have fun catching and eating them!
 

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I condition all of my bettas to take food from my fingers. My male, Volly, gets so excited about food he starts jumping at nothing! They can learn simple tricks when conditioned properly.

I think they do play, though perhaps not as much as a puppy might. They like having things to explore, and they certainly seem to enjoy themselves at times. They have a lot of personality and will quickly learn that humans mean food. Because they associate people with food, they will start to respond when they see them Don't be surprised if he gets excited when he sees you!
 

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feel very accomplished that he took down the big bad yummy worm.
Chomp, yum!!!

I love the wiggle dance they do for food. I have 3 in a divided tank, and when they see me, they all dance all at the same time and it's hilarious. THEN, I open the lid to put the food in, and it gets funnier. They all immediately go motionless and all face the open lid perfectly still just below the surface, waiting for it to rain pellets haha!
 

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Chomp, yum!!!

I love the wiggle dance they do for food. I have 3 in a divided tank, and when they see me, they all dance all at the same time and it's hilarious. THEN, I open the lid to put the food in, and it gets funnier. They all immediately go motionless and all face the open lid perfectly still just below the surface, waiting for it to rain pellets haha!
That little betta butt wag is the cutest! I love it myself;D
 
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