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Old 07-04-2015, 10:19 PM   #1 
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Question Tail tatters, clear fins, what to do

I've tried almost everything with Peanut, my teal doublefin, bettafix to a whole new tank with exciting things, and I've never solved the mystery with his strange depleting fins... things are getting better now that it's been a few months luckily. There are clear parts of fin on top of his damaged bits that I assume are new stuff growing back? But it's not 100% still. My conclusion is that he's tail biting but what are other possibilities and solutions?
Besides a few rough fins he's spunky and feisty as ever and appears to be in good health.
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Could you get a photo of him?

From you description it sounds like tail biting. If he's heavily finned, then the chances of tail biting is pretty high. I've found that once a betta discovers the joy and freedom they can get from lack of finnage they will continue to bite their fins and there's very little you can do to persuade them otherwise.
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<<snip>>and there's very little you can do to persuade them otherwise.<<snip>>
Well, you could continue stressing yourself by trying to fix the unfixable.

ao is right: Sometimes there's really nothing you can do except realize it has nothing to do with your care and move on. Please post a photo. I'll bet he's gorgeous even with tattered fins. And if it isn't biting we can move this thread to the Diseases and Emergencies section.

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Regrowth is often clear, so there's a chance you're seeing regrowth. A picture would help.
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It does look like mostly fin biting to me. Keep an eye out for fin rot/infection. The clear parts look like regrowth to me. I can't tell if the anything has the start of infection or not.
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