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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #11 
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it looks like tail biting but who did the biting is beyond me lol. i would try to get the smallest mesh you can.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:42 PM   #12 
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I will. Now that i'm starting to observe them more, i think they go into their pots to do some secret agent biting. Lol. Thank you!
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #13 
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To me that looks like the fins got snagged on something, possibly those plastic plants. It it just doesn't look like what I'm used to seeing for fin biting.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #14 
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I picked the softest plants from the store. I didn't think they would be able to rip their fins on that. Should i remove the plants?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:26 AM   #15 
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do you have pantyhose? is you rub them on there and they catch in any place then they can potentially damage their fins.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #16 
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No, i have some terracotta pots as a house for them. They have rounded edges. I don't think they could snag their fins on that.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #17 
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If their fins could not have torn, they have blown. Over flaring is stressful on the fish - and his fins. It looks like a mix of blown fins and tail biting. If one had hopped over the divider you would see more damage to the body, as they do not just go for the tail.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:43 AM   #18 
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Should i be worried about blown fins? I figured after a week or two they would stop flaring at one another.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #19 
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Blown fins can cause stress, plus may never heal if they are stressed (or heal very slowly). Try adding another divider (the 2 inch between is a good way to do it), and try adding some live plants attached to the divider :) I think with the current divider you have/had, tying java moss to it would be cool, hide the divider, and make it so the fishies cannot see each other. but, that is just a suggestion ^^
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