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Old 08-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 
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Giving up on trying to treat Romeo's tail biting

I tried everything to get rid of it. He lets it re-grow a little and bites the re-growth off. I give up on him
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tail biting is caused by stress. is there anything particularly stressful you can eliminate? it could be anything, even a filter that puts out too strong a current.
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I have a cave, fake plants and a few bottle caps for him to play with. :(
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I have a cave, fake plants and a few bottle caps for him to play with. :(
have you tried treating his water with stress coat?
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I just started yesterday with the treatment.
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I just started yesterday with the treatment.
give that a few days and see if it helps. one of my fiance's bettas got sick, and still has raggedy fins from it but is just wonderful, feisty and full of life and personality. the "perfect" bettas are beautiful, but what really matters is that you have a soggy little companion who brings joy to your life :)
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give that a few days and see if it helps. one of my fiance's bettas got sick, and still has raggedy fins from it but is just wonderful, feisty and full of life and personality. the "perfect" bettas are beautiful, but what really matters is that you have a soggy little companion who brings joy to your life :)
Yeah, his tail is hardly there but he is still a fiesty boy. :)
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:34 AM   #8 
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Demyx is a chronic biter as well as badly bred, prone to every disease under the sun and stunted by bad conditions in his tiddlerhood, and oh boy do I know the feeling of "I give up".

So basically, I put him in a very small (1.5 g) barebottom tank so he could cope with trying to swim with his stupidly massive ever-raggedy fins, dropped a handful of peacock moss and a fake sword plant in there for him, keep the water pristine but otherwise, basically left him alone.

So that seems to be working, as he is now growing out his ludicrous fins after 6 months of total panic & drama - seems he's a rosetail and not a HM, which explains a lot.

Giving him all care and stacks of moss (with a little IAL as well) but basically quitting worrying myself to death over whether he's going to live or die has meant he's still his happy little weedy self, but the stress level on both of us has dropped significantly.

Way less fin biting, and therefore way less infections. I think it's worth a try.
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Yeah, RT's have larger fins than HM's.
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