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Old 07-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #21 
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My betta seems to get bored easy too, I think it's because he's so smart lol ( I'm such a proud mommy) Anyway, I put different things next to his tank every day, I just walk around the house and pick up whatever, knick knacks, colorfull pictures, statues of cats, sometimes just because it's colorful I'll stand up the comic page from the newspaper up against his tank for 20 mins or so. He's so cute when he comes to check it all out. Sometimes when he's really board I just type in "videos of female bettas" on my tablet and stand it up next to the tank and let him watch all the pretty ladies swimming around, he loves that.

Anyway, just some ideas if it is tail biting because he's bored. If it's stress, have you checked the outflow of your filter? If there's too much current that may stress them too. Just a thought. Google betta filter baffel, there's a good post on how to make one from a water bottle. I did it and it works great.

Side note...until you figure out if it is tail biting, and if so if it's from borredum or stress, you might not want to do the mirror thing, it might stress him more. If it's bordum it may be a good idea but not if it's stress. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #22 
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I've been watching him closely since this started. There are a couple spots on his fins that seem to be disintegrating or rotting I guess. It is not right at the ends though, but near the ends. I keep his water really clean and I've been treating it with aquarium salts and stress coat. It's not getting better yet and it seems to be getting a bit worse. And along the bottom of his anal fin there is what looks like grey, not black.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #23 
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There are some really knowledgeable people on here that could probably help you if they could see a picture. It's kind of hard to tell just by description.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #24 
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I think that might be healing fins, Pog has naturally marbleish fins, soooo I really can't tell, nobody else bites.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #25 
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Oh I hope that they are healing. I tried to get a decent picture today, but it's hard with my phone.
http://emob820.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1343699883
http://emob820.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1343699884
http://emob820.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1343699881
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #26 
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Be patient, it takes time. He looks okay.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #27 
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Update

Thought I should update. I did 1-50% water change and 1-100% water change a week. Added aquarium salt and stress coat. Goldie's fins are much better now. Here are before and after pics.
http://emob820.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1343425846
http://emob820.photobucket.com/album...g?t=1344214366
Thanks to all who helped.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #28 
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So much btter! There is a great improvement, he would thank you if he could :D
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