Originally Posted by Bikeridinguckgirl14
Welcome to my world. At least yours still has fins. It could be stress or boredom but whatever you do don't let it become habit or all fins will be lost. Mine has calmed since I removed his marimo and filter, he didn't like the filter at all. Now I water change 20% a day (excessive I know)
So take a guess, is it stress or boredom? For stress try to keep him on a schedule and if you have to upset his tank make it routine. Give him things to play with. Keep his water extra clean and add a little extra conditioner to make sure he doesn't get rot. Good luck. Also if you wanna see the results of some bad biting look at my album ryuuji
It's really hard for me to tell if it's stress or boredom. He's constantly staring at his reflection, and barely used any of his caves. He wasn't tail biting that time though. However, today he seems to be swimming through his caves a bit more compared to before, especially the "broken" vase I put in his tank, which he completely avoided before. It's so hard for me to tell. I think I'm going to try doing more water changes. Every other day at least. :\ He's used to me sticking my hand in the tank all the time to adjust something or remove debris, and he seems to enjoy following my finger and hand around too.