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Old 06-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Hole in Tail??

Hi I'm new to owning bettas and this morning I noticed that my betta (Oddie) has a tear/hole in his tail! I'm really freaked thinking it something serious, I also noticed there's something on one side of his tail! I'm freaked and don't know what to do! Please help!



See in the red circle?
Then this is his home. We are getting more 8)

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #2 
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He could be a tail biter. Just keep the water clean to make sure that it will heal and not get infected.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #3 
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Ok well I also noticed that there's something on the tail where the hole it. It's only on one side though. If you look at the picture you can see it. Mys sister is coming today so she can help. Would I have to give him aqua salt and stress coat?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #4 
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My HM has a "bubble" on his tail because when is tail was healing it healed incorrectly. I see it as scar tissue. Unfortunately I can hardly tell what is in the picture because it is very unclear.

Aquarium salt can help with the healing process but clean water is better in the long run.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #5 
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That could be from Overflaring..or yea, biting..or possibley a plant that has something sharp somewhere, hard to tell what caused it, but if you do have very clean water, it will not get worse,or turn to rot..AQ salt will help though, if that is the course of treatment you want to start.
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Cool ok I just clean up all the stuff on the bottom of the tank. and I'll try to take a better picture sorry D8
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I can understand the picture quality, some fish don't get that we are trying to capture their beauty or trying to get them healthy and just swim frantically wondering what you're doing.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #8 
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Well I finally got hi mto stop xD everytime I tried to take a picture he swam away... fast Anyway he finally stopped



his "bubble" on his fin is leaving and he is asked fine like always. Just to be on the safe side I will tr to buy aqua salt (, decor, pebbles, etc). Is the salt avaible at Walmart (I need to pick up phone minutes there -.-)?
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I don't think I ever found AQ salt at walmart, you're more likely to find it at a pet store or fish store.

I don't see anything wrong with his fins in the picture. Just keep the water clean and warm and he should be fine.
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Ok well the top of his tail is covering it up -.- he always does that xD and I'll ask about the pet store. But I'll have to try Walmart first. Then i need a heater and water Temp. Walmart we go!

Edit: I might get gravel at Walmart too. Should I buy a gravel vacuum also?
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