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Old 11-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #11 
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On my monitor I see black jagged edges, not smooth mouth shape pieces that characterize tail biting. That, combined with the fact that it is not only the tail that looks jagged, but the fins too, make me think fin rot. He also has stress stripes.
Fin Rot- http://www.bettatalk.com/images/fin_...l_rot_copy.gif
Tail biting- http://geekchicklet.com/pictures/pet...70731-Tail.jpg
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On mine there is no black. Plus you came here when everything was already settled. But he will benefit from a small salt bath.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #13 
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I was just about to edit my post, but you replied back first
Regardless of whether it's rot or biting, the treatment is the same.

And I didn't realise I wasn't supposed to reply?? I didn't see any indication the the OP has resolved the isses. The OP hasn't posted back since she said:
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I can get him a bigger tank no problem, but is this going to fix whatever is going on with him? Why was he fine for months and now all the sudden so sick.
Therefore she still had questions, so I gave my opinion. And to answer the above, depending on the cause (rot or biting) a bigger tank may help his issues. More room to swim, with lots of hiding places helps alleviate boredom, which usually manifests in tail biting.
If it's rot, clean water is the best remedy, so a properly cycled 5g maintained with appropriate water changes will certainly help fin rot.
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That is why I reccomended a 5 gallon.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #15 
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If the op wanted they could get rid of the snail and shrimp. Make sure there is a heater. Add more water changes and you could get away with one gallon. You can edit a post only 20 minutes after posting. So me posting does not take away from your ability to edit.

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