Ah! I never even considered it being a tear.
It should be okay as long as I keep him in good conditions right?
He's in a 24 litre filtered tank, with a heater and water temperature of 26°C/78.8°F and I am currently changing his water around 50% per day to keep ammonia levels down.
He has a couple of live plants in the tank with a moss ball too, and he seems active and fairly content, I made sure he was flaring okay with a mirror and he gets very excitable and flares well.
I have some ammonia remover for dosing into the tank, do you think I should use any medication to try and help regrow his tail, if it's torn? It doesn't seem like he has any fin rot from what I can see, there is a small "lump" of fin in between the two forks, but it doesn't look infected.
All the same, thanks for any advice, Ripley and I both appreciate it!
Ps. He doesn't seem very old, he's quite small from what I gather. The store had 4 betta in total, but the other 3 were all dark blue, which I was going to get until I saw him and I knew straight away that he was my fish (tear or not).
He has the tank to himself although I'd love to get him a snail or some kind of other friend, I really like assassin snails but obviously there's no point putting one of those in when there's nothing for it to feed on...
Last edited by OllieJolly; 04-12-2015 at 12:36 PM.