Is Your Betta Fish Scared of your Fingers?
There are many things to remember with your Betta if he or she is scared of your fingers.
The first thing is that betta fish are scared of humans. They will avoid you. It is important to take a step back and understand what the problem is before trying to correct it. Fish don’t like you, they just want to go home!
The second thing you have to remember with this situation is that fish will not like you at all! That is why it’s so important to understand what the problem is first.
There could be a number of reasons for your fish not liking you.
- One reason might be your Betta has never been in a human tank before and has no idea how to deal with them.
- Another reason could be that the tank you have created is too small for the fish you are getting.
These reasons can lead to a fish that doesn’t like you. If you are experiencing this problem, there are a few things you can do.
You will know when your fish wants to see you because he will start to swim towards you. The moment he feels like he is safe, he will move toward you.
Making a big mistake is thinking your fish doesn’t really want you because he is not moving toward you.
This could be the biggest mistake you will make with your Betta. So if your fish is scared of your fingers, then try using other methods to solve the problem.
Why Your Betta Could Be Scared Of Your Fingers Because It Takes A Week To Settle On New Aquarium
The common question I get asked about Bettas is why they are so scared of your hands?
Why do some Bettas take to your fingertips and some Bettas hate them? Well, let’s find out.
First things first, the fact that you hold the Betta’s body can be a trigger.
- So, what is the biggest threat to your Betta? What is the first thing they will be concerned about?
- Is it the tank?
- They will be very frightened if you move the tank around.
- Is it a tankmate?
- If you put new fish in there and suddenly your Betta starts hiding, then that could be a big problem.
The next thing to consider is your finger or hands touching the tank with the Betta in it.
Also, it can be difficult for them to control themselves and get away from you. The same is true for holding the tank. When your finger or your hand gets too close to the tank, it is often that your Betta just runs off.
So for these reasons, I would try to keep the tank size to a reasonable size for your Betta and make sure that they have room to swim freely in it. Then they should be okay.
The recommended size suitable for humanely raising your betta fish pet is about 3 to 5 gallons tank.
Another reason why your Betta might be afraid of your fingers is because they see your fingers as a threat.
They don’t understand that you are not actually in danger but your fingers may scare them because of stress.
Because of this, they may become anxious and start to look around for a way to get out of the tank.
How To Prevent Betta From Being Scared on Fingers Because of Tapping on Aquarium
Do you know how your bet can be so fearful of the water on your hands? Well, I’m going to tell you exactly why bettas are frightened of water, and how you can teach him to trust you again, after a stressful time.
- One of the most common mistakes that betta owners make when they take their bettas for a swim is that they rub up against the aquarium all of the time.
- You need to avoid doing this.
- Rubbing up against the aquarium will cause stress to your betta because he will be thinking that his new “friends” are trying to attack him or whatever it is that he thought was attacking him!
- This is not a good thing, as he will think that he is being attacked.
- Now you probably know that you need to stop rubbing your betta’s tank.
As long as you keep doing this for a couple of weeks, and give him enough time to grow accustomed to it, you will find that your best is not only less afraid of water but also less nervous about any environment.
Also, you will notice that he will be a lot more relaxed when he is in the aquarium, and is not so tense when you leave him alone for too long.
When your pet is relaxed in the aquarium, he will be able to enjoy the time that you spend with him in the aquarium.
If you notice that your fish is becoming stressed then you may want to add more fish to the tank.
Betta fish do not like having too many fish in the tank. If you add too many fish the fish may fight each other. If you add too many fish, it could cause an overcrowded tank which could lead to your fish getting stressed out.
- Stress in fish can also be caused by having too many types of foods in the tank overfeeding.
- Fish need a certain amount of protein in order to grow. If you have too much protein in your tank, it can cause your fish to become overfed.
- If the protein levels are too low then the fish may stop eating.
You can reduce stress in fish by cleaning the tank. A little bit of bacteria is good because it fights off bacteria. Make sure to remove all of the debris so that bacteria can be effective.
Water circulation can help too. A good water circulation will keep the water clean so that your fish do not feel stress.