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Old 02-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #1 
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Question Tail-biter?

Hey guys,

Got my first Betta at petsmart :)

I noticed when I got him that some of his fins look torn. Is he a tail-biter?


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Old 02-14-2013, 12:48 AM   #2 
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Are the ends discolored at all? Black/grey/brown? or just missing? Biting is u shaped chunks with no discoloration.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:08 AM   #3 
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No grey, black or brown, just the u-shaped chunks missing and a little bit of clearish fin around the edges. Is that new growth? Also, how can I fix it? Can I even fix it? My sister said her Betta was biting his tail and she put a mirror on the side of his tank for a little while every day and he stopped. Do you think that might work?

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Sounds like he's doing fine and things are growing back. It should fill in normally with clean water.

I don't believe in mirrors because of the physiological effects on the betta.. produces a panic attack type response in their system, flooding their adrenals. It's not healthy.
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