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Old 07-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #1 
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Torn tail

I just came home from house sitting for a week leaving my fiance in charge of Dumbledore. Tonight I came home and Dumeblore's tail at the end looks stringy. He just recovered from a rip in his tail (I noticed it right before I left) and it fully healed. I'm going to try and get a good picture but for right now I have this one. I cupped him so I could vacuum his tank up and get a good look at it. Is this rot, or tail biting? I really hope it's neither and it just got caught or torn on a decoration. I did notice the artificial rock I had in there was half floating, half sitting on the bottom so he might've torn it on that or something.




Sorry it's grainy, crappy cellphone picture but I think you get the idea? Any suggestions as to what it could be?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #2 
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it looks like tail noming to me. It will heal on its own but if you want to speed up the process get him some stress coat.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #3 
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I added some stress coat in his water when I did a water change. UGH! I don't want a tail biter :( I took the rock out and planted the crap out of his tank with silk plants though. He seems to be happily swimming around. Haven't caught him biting.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #4 
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You never seem to. Good luck with him. sometimes they just don't like their big heavy tails
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #5 
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I think Ivandert is right. I don't think decorations can do this. Tail biters usually never get caught. :( Maybe he missed you? Or stress and boredom? You should find the cause because if you don't, there's a chance he'll never stop.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:15 AM   #6 
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I think he missed me. I was gone for a whole week and when I came back he was like a puppy. Swimming like crazy, blowing me kisses, and just overall looked like he missed me. Sigh, I hate to leave him again but I start another house sitting job tomorrow and can't take him with me. :(
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #7 
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He must have missed you then. I hope he doesn't start to tail bite again.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #8 
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My betta has a torn tail as well. It's not from tail biting though. I hope yours gets better!
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