Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone here can help me with one of my bettas.
I bought a hmdt about three weeks ago and put him in a 2 gal tank with filter and heater. After about 4 days he started tail biting. I added some more decorations and kept the water clean. He stopped biting but then his other fins took on a ragged appearance.
It doesn't look like fin rot, no black edges or bloody spots. I thought maybe bad water quality from being in a small tank so I moved him into a 25 gal community tank with a few neon and a couple guppies.
His fins started to grow back and all appeared well until a few days ago. He bit his tail again and the other fins also looked ragged but not bitten.
He is in a quarantine 2 gallon being treated with betta revive, its what the lps recommended.
After two days he already looks better but the new growth is crooked and weird. Suppose there isn't anything to do about that but I wish I could figure out why he is biting/ripping his fins. I'd also like to use something beside the blue stuff I bought to help him heal, what would you recommend?
As to a permanent house, what would you do if he was yours? I have a 3 gallon filtered/heated tank that is cycling or I can put him back in the community tank. I'd really like him in the community tank if possible. The other fish don't bother him and he is really active, using all the space to zip around.