One reason that your betta may be jumping out of the tank is due to the water conditions. If you’re not cleaning your tank regularly, then there’s going to be a build up of ammonia. When ammonia levels get too high your betta is going to do everything he can to find clean water, including jumping out of the tank.
What happens if you touch a betta fish?
A betta fish should not be touched; it may get spooked and respond by biting you or becoming afraid of you (which would undo any training and playing you’ve been doing to get it used to you). Touching a fish can also affect the natural slime coating by removing it and if this happens, the fish is vulnerable to disease.
Why does my betta fish follow my finger?
Your betta might be trying to avoid your finger if it is scared or feels threatened. Get your fish to trust you by sprinkling some food next to your finger.
What is the longest a betta fish has lived?
It is rumored that the oldest Betta Fish lived to be TEN years old and was raised in laboratory conditions, although there is no evidence to confirm this.