Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #1 
sourgrl
New Member
 
sourgrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
what's up with his fins?

i'm new to bettas and fish keeping. we went with a betta for several reasons, one of which was ease of care. well, we've had bruiser for about two weeks and have already had to deal with a fungus. today i noticed his fins looked diffrent, and not in a good way. not sure if it's from tail biting, fin rot, or something else. any thoughts would be appreciated


sourgrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #2 
Pataflafla
Member
 
Pataflafla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
It looks like a little bit of biting at the top of his tail.

Crown tail rays, however, are sensitive to hard water and tend to curl when exposed to it. It doesn't affect their healthy, just their looks.

As far as the biting goes, just keep the water warm and clean along with feeding a high protein diet. Give him a bottle cap or some other form of exercise/stimulation and hopefully he'll stop. A small hand mirror for flaring is another good thing for exercise, but only do it for a few minutes a day.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #3 
sourgrl
New Member
 
sourgrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
thank you for your reply! what a relief, of sorts. guess it's time to invest in some betta toys
sourgrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
torn fins? tail bitting? or curled fins? Fasht Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 11-21-2011 11:57 PM
see through red fins? roarsirroar Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 6 06-22-2011 05:59 AM
Black Edges on Fins and Split Fins? TheoFish Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 6 01-08-2011 12:31 PM
curling fins... or cramped fins? studioskim3 Betta Fish Care 10 06-13-2009 11:14 AM
Twisted fins (rolled fins) zookey Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 10-21-2008 09:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.