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  1. Kyle Samurai

    Kyle Samurai

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    Hi Everyone,

    Hope all is well - look forward as i have become quite keen on Betta fish.
    Question if anybody can help - My little Betta whom we have had for about 8 months now seems to have fallen deeply in Love with my Wife and also tends to jump for her finger when she waves it on top of the water. Any indication as to what emotional attachment there is with this- be it anger or happiness we dont know?

    Look forward to your responses
     
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    Hi, and welcome
     
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    Hi, and welcome to TASA.

    As with any animal, fish can also develop an attachment to humans.
    We had an Oscar that would rub itself against a hand placed in the tank, and allow itself to be petted and handled gently.
    Whether it is an emotional attachment, or a base attachment in recognition of someone that regularly feeds him, is debatable.
    In my opinion it is the former.

    Many fish will approach the glass of a fish tank, particularly near feeding time.
    They seem to recognize the person that is feeding them, and react to seeing that person by thinking they are going to be fed.
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    Awesome thanks for the info Pezulu - what about the jumping at the finger? (if it is harmful to my little guy would prefer to stop doing it )

    He is quite funny at feeding time as he recognizes the packet of food etc.

    He can display quite a factor of excitement at the end of the day.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    The jumping at the finger is not harmful for your little guy as long as he doesn't misjudge it and land on the floor and get hurt

    I assume your wife is hand feeding him and that's why he jumps?
    If you want to hand feed your fish, (nothing wrong) then put your hand/finger just below the water surface so they eat from your hand without jumping
    Don't be scared.. a nip from that little guy should not hurt..
    If you hold your hand above the water you encourage the jumping... the worry here is that he lands on the floor and gets hurt.
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    Hi Maria -

    Thanks for the welcoming - Ok cool - he never really jumps higher than the surface - quite keen to hand feed him as ive heard this before , however we feed him by dropping granules from a teaspoon into the water. We have grown extremely fond of this little guy - His name is Samurai.
     
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    That's fine... I can see you guys are fond of him which is nice to see

    I also have this habit of hand feeding mine...

    Post some pictures of your little guy.. we all love pictures..
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    Some Pic of Samurai

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    @Kyle Samurai he is very beautiful..But... do you keep him in a bowl?
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    yeah we have used a vase - he seems to be very happy in that - swims around all day
     
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    Please don't be offended...I know a lot of LFS's keep them like that just because they labyrinth fish and can breath in such poorly oxygenated water etc...
    But its not really the right way to keep them healthy for life..

    Get him a small tank with a bit more space and water volume and he will be much happier..

    Do yourself a favour and search for some threads on betta keeping.. I know there are a number of good ones that will give you a much better perspective on keeping these little guys
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    Thanks a million for the advise. the vase is quite large but will look into this other option.
     
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    Even a small 15L Nano tank with a 25W heater, light, small sponge filter and dark substrate will be beneficial to the Betta.
    You could then plant the Echinodorus that you currently have floating in its pot, which would benefit the plant as well.

    Though they are labyrinth fish, and are capable of taking air from the surface of the water, they still prefer breathing like normal fish.

    If you were to compare yourself to him, you would be living in your bathroom permanently, without the benefit of indoor plumbing.
    You would be sleeping, eating, using the toilet and keeping your food in the bathroom.

    See to his basic needs, and you will reap the benefit of a happy fish.
     
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    Kyle Samurai

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    Will this have any effect on my apple snail? - have a rather large snail.
     
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    Your apple snail will love a new bigger home too!
     

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