Yesterday I was just thinking about how I should post an update on how well Max and Henry are doing after the couple of initial issues they had when they first came home.
Tonight I went to feed them and found a horrific rip in Max's tail. It's as if he got stuck somewhere and then ripped it off. He doesn't have a filter and other than some natural plants (I got rid of the plastic one ages ago), he only has a mug cave and the floating betta log. I can only think that the log, which floats around, trapped his tail between it and the side of the tank.
I removed it, along with his mug cave. He seems ok, slightly more subdued than usual, but eating and swimming around.
Other than regular water changes, what can I do to promote healing, also do you think he's in pain?
I've included a picture. Poor guy, he was fine when I got home this evening as I, so it must have happened over the last 2 hours.
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