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Old 09-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #1 
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Tail Biting Help!!

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to betta keeping and I've been reading this forum for a while now. Recently, my veiltail betta has taken to biting his tail. I've done everything from moving his tank decorations around, keeping his water extra clean, to adding more toys that he can swim around but he won't stop! I've also watched his behavior closely and he seems as happy as ever. He's even blowing bubblenests, so I don't understand why he keeps biting his tail. Is there anything else I can do to stop him?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #2 
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Sometimes they just want to be plakats. It's very well possible he is tired of his big heavy tail and wants it gone... I have a VT with the same problem
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #3 
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Sparkle's (he is a VT) tail was just back to being just gorgeous a few weeks ago. He has now gone back to biting it again ... Jeepers Fish !!!

Here is something I have been wondering about:

When they bite their tails, where do the chewed-off parts go?
Do they eat them?

I don't see any tail pieces anywhere in his tank.
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