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Old 02-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #1 
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Tailbiting problems...

Is there anything that can be done about tailbiting? Anything to prevent it?

My beautiful HM Ezio finally started getting his fins back after suffering from finrot when I first got him. I medicated him, and it started growing back. About three days ago, he started tailbiting while I was in school. When I came back, more than half of the top half of his tail was gone.

If I see him in the middle of doing something he's not supposed to be doing, I tap on the glass to get him to stop, and that usually works, but I've yet to catch him tailbiting. What should I do? Are there any "toys" I could get him that could keep him entertained otherwise, so maybe he won't resort to chewing on his tail when he's bored?

So far, he has a floating log, a little hut to hide in, and a few silk plants in his tank; basically everything my old fish, Ciel, had. I plan on revamping it when I get my 25 gallon. He's gonna get a bunch of plants and some shrimp and cories. I'm sure they'd keep him entertained enough, but still...

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #2 
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Keep his environment as interesting as possible by changing it around with every water change. Grab some extra toys (a coffee mug, a lego house, a candle holder, anything) and give him something a little different each time.
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