How Come My Betta Hides Behind Is Filter?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ajgravedigger13, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    He has plenty of rocks to hide behind and driftwood and he has not once gone to explore his new aquascape.
  2. TommyBear

    TommyBearNew MemberMember

    The flow might be to stong for him and he may be hinding behind there to get away from it. How strong is the flow from the filter?
  3. OP

    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Idk it's one of those aqueon brand filters. When he gets in front of it it does tend to push him around

  4. TommyBear

    TommyBearNew MemberMember

    I would try and put some of the decor right infront of the output to reduce the flow so he can swim around easier.
  5. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    Google how to baffle filter, the strong current is probably the problem.
  6. OP

    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Hmm... Ok

    Ok thanks
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  7. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    A sponge on the filter would also help.
  8. OP

    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
  9. jl_1005

    jl_1005Valued MemberMember

    I have a very powerful filter too. It came with a few connectors to the outflow, so I position the outflow pointing to the wall, so there's very little water movement.

    If your betta is new, they may be stressed and nervous with all that space, having lived their whole lives in a tiny cup. It takes a day or so for them to get used to the environment.
  10. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    probably to much flow like everyone says or he is just a weird betta and likes the filter...with fishes you can't tell
  11. California L33

    California L33Well Known MemberMember

    Agree with everyone else-

    -probably water flow. Bettas don't like strong flow. His fins shouldn't be buffeted if he swims in front of the outflow.

    -possibly Betta weirdness. Mine has stopped and rested just about everywhere it's possible to stop and rest in his tank.

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