Originally Posted by Myates
is probably the one you were looking for..
Have you done any redecorating to his tank recently? I have one that if I change anything in his tank he bites his fins off so much.. silly little dalmation.
Halfmoons are notorious for fin biting.. but he may of done himself a favor, in the first picture it looks as if he had fin rot going on.. or is it a shadow? If not a shadow, you may want to do a few water changes over the next few days to try to get the water clean and the bacteria out.
No fin rot there. It was a shadow created by the lighting. I took the picture at night with just the tank light on. And I was taking it with my phone. The only problems I've had with him in the past were blown fins from flaring so much. He's always had delicate fins. I started added IAL to see if it would help "toughen" him up. LOL
He does really like to get in tight with his plants. He likes to squish himself under one of the crypts and one of the swords in the tank. The way he used to bend himself in half, I had a feeling that he'd figure out he could nip on his fins someday.
I haven't changed anything in his tank recently and I keep up with his water changes. It's a cycled 3 gallon. I know that such a small tank can crash it's cycle but the ammonia and nitrite has stayed at zero. The nitrates hang between 5 and 10 with the plants in the tank. So I don't think water chemistry is playing a part in all of it.
I did change the tank layout a bit last night with the water change to see if would help. I took out the balinese lantern and dropped in a piece of driftwood. Thinking that maybe a change would help distract him. Nope....more chompy chomp overnight.
But like I said as long as he's happy, I can deal with shredded fins. I just hope the biting isn't a sign of unhappiness from something I've done or not done.
Thanks for the link!