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What should you do for a Betta fish that is starting to drop its head?

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βˆ™ 2007-09-12 04:34:47

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hard to tell from the question you posted but bettas like many fish sometimes behave strangely.. as long as its eating and swimming around every now and then your probably okay... imagine your trapped in one room for 30 days... you'd get bored and act strange too..... I always advocate to let your bettas SEE you... they can be shy at 1st but they are easily trained. for example the ones I have on my desk at work would flee from me when I 1st got them... but i "trained" leaving the light off most of the time... and only turning it on when its feeding time... so they quickly associated "lights on" or day with eating... and thus easily became friendly.. I can now turn the light on with no food and they still come to the front to greet me. also they seem to benefit from being able to see a silouette of the other thru the opal divider or use a mirror from time to time to let them see themselves.. they love that...

One important thing to remember... fish do sleep. bettas are no different.. the strange thing about bettas is they may sleep at the top of the water as if they were dead or they may sleep on a leaf as if they were dead or they may sleep on the bottom or even turn sideways or even upside down.. again as if they were dead ( or bored out of their minds) but I find as soon as they SEE you they spring up and greet you...hope this helps

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