My veiltail has a 2nd large tear in his tail fin.
Yesterday one developed, and now an even larger one has developed.
There are no rough or black edges, just a slits that are about an inch long.
A few days ago a tried a nerite snail with him (didn't work at all) and he flared waaay to much and became very stressed for about 5 hours so I removed the snail.
I had a small .25 ammonia spike(assuming from the snail) so I did a 50% water change yesterday.
My readings today are not quite 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 15ish nitrates.
Water is constant at 79/80F
I am starting to wonder if one of the plastic plants is causing this??
But, he has been in this tank for 2 months with no problems until now.
Do you think is is from stress/flaring?
I'm not sure what to do right now.
There is a fake hairgrass plant in there that he sleeps/rests in..could it be that one?