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Old 03-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #1 
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gravel tearing fins

well i have glow in the dark gravel that tears my bettas fins. what can i do to stop this? i don't want to throw it away.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #2 
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Hmmm never had gravel damage fins before. I don't see how you can't get rid of it, I guess you could completely cover it with something but that kind of defeats its purpose doesn't it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #3 
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blu, are you sure it's the gravel and not a filter, plants or decor, or fin biting?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #4 
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Can you post a picture of his tail please?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #5 
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I think I had the same thing happen...had the white gravel, but sure seemed rough to me. Ended up replacing it with the brown pebble type and am much happier with it.
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i took him out as soon as i let him in the tank so it doesnt show very much damage. he is not a tail biter. it is not the filter.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #7 
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If you are sure it's the gravel, I'm not sure why you'd want to keep it. After all, your fish's health and safety is far more important than mere asthetics. :)
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:28 AM   #8 
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i want to get rid of it or find a solution.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #9 
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so there is no solution besides tanking it out?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #10 
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You could very heavily plant the tank so he can't get close to the gravel, use decorations/caves that have a bottom other than that I don't see a way of keeping from laying on or swimming close to the bottom.
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