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Old 07-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #11 
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that is tail biting, no doubt
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #12 
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That is not rot. That is tail biting for sure. Treat with aq salt for 10 days and keep water pristine after that. Tail biting is a chronic issue and must be treated immediately. What works best is getting another fish to keep the betta occupied, but the tank is very small. Tail biting is mainly from boredom. The smaller the tank, the more likely the betta is to tail bite, so I recommend a larger tank. Rearrange the decorations, if you can, and get new ones and change them out. Get a floating mirror and give that to the betta for 5 minutes a day. I suggest you do research, good luck!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #13 
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I either change or rearrange the decorations every time I change the water. I will think about getting a bigger tank but ive only had this one for 2 weeks. What is it you suggest that I should research?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #14 
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Do they bite their dorsal fin as well? Or just the caudal fin? He has the same thing happening to both fins.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #15 
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tail, anal, dorsal... heck my Scuzi tried for his ventrals at one point
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #16 
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Research tail biting. Also, I suggest rearranging them every time you do a water change and replacing them once a week. You don;t need to buy new ones, just rotate around old ones, they won't remember. Give them somethign to do. A mirror to flare at a few minutes a day is good. Pog stopped when I put him in the snail breeding tank because of all the action going on. Live food is also a good idea. Try mosquito larvae. for poor sighted bettas, just give them the pupae. The are larger.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #17 
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I have different plants and hideouts that I change every time I do a water change. I will get him a mirror and some live food. Thanks for the help. Also, just in case he was sucked into the filter, I fixed it so it can't happen again.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #18 
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This is how he looks today. 1 day later.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #19 
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Hmm, that picture loos similar to the first ones. Anyway, it takes awhile to heal. A good way to fix thi filter is just take some pantyhose and put it around and tie it at the top. I use socks because thy have a tiny bit of bacteria growing in the if you do that for awhile that you can transfer to other tanks if they lose their cycle. Pantyhose are more aesthetically pleasing though :) Try using aq salt o help healing.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #20 
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I used pantyhose on the filter. I added aquarium salt yesterday when I did a water change. And stress coat as well. Do you think that I should change his water again today?
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