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Old 03-05-2013, 11:19 PM   #1 
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Ripped/bitten tail?

I've had Birdee for several months now, he's a veil tail, so common.
He was relatively small when I got him, so his rear tail (anal tail? I'm going to refer to is as his veil) looked normal size, but as he's grown, it looks as if his tail hasn't.
Also, the 2 fins under the head (not sure of their names) look weird as well. One of them is about half the length of the other.
He's always been this way, and there's no blackening on the tips (I read that those were signs of bites/nipping).
What do you guys think? Is there any way I can help him grow a nice, long tail?

This shows how short his veil is.


A little blurry, but it's another good angle of his veil.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:26 AM   #2 
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Hey JayPe3, I'm not too sure what is going on with your boy. The pictures are a bit blurry. I have a boy who is a fin nipper, but that usually leaves the fins pretty ragged. Yours look too straight for that to be the case. As for the fins under the head (I believe those are the ventrals, but I may be wrong) I have two fish that had one shorter than the other by quite a bit since I got them and that is just how they are. It could be genetic? I suggest, for you to get better advice from the more experienced users, going to the Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies thread. Answer the questions in the sticky and post your pictures. Everyone is a big help with these things, but they might not see it under the Betta Pictures thread.
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Gotcha. I will relocate this to the diseases thread. Thanks for the help.
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No problem. Hope he gets better soon.
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