Originally Posted by mbenton89
i guess we have never witnessed him tail biting so we dont think he is lol but i dont see why he would have fin rot we have been doing 100 percent water changes everyday for ten days with 1tsp of epsom salt i know it should be aq salt but its what we had. you would think with all the clean water changes that it wouldnt be fin rot. his normal tank did have a HOB filter on it and it did create to big of a current so waitin to get sponge filter before he goes back in the ten gallon. i did start a thread a couple days ago if you go to my Control panel and find all my posts you hwill find a more in depth explanatioin of how this all started its just to much to retype on my stupid comp right now. What is a NPT and OFL?? thank you very much for the response its greatly appreciated . we also tried the ping pong ball thing we do it daily for a little bit so far he ignores it lol i dont know how to keep him from biting his tail please help!!!!!! at least thats what we think he is doing lol. what is stress coat i have tetra bettasafe water conditioner that adds a slime coat ?
oh I didn't know, sorry about that! I will try to look it up! :) Yeah, I mean you can potentially have ammonia spikes in a newly set up tank (I'll read your previous posts about it first tho! :) or what happened to me - my Mom plugged out the filter accidentally for a few hours, which killed the cycle, I had no idea about it. I'm getting overly chatty again.
OFL stand for OldFishLady - she used to contribute here and had amazing experience with keeping all kinds of fish, but unfortunately, she doesn't post anymore.
NPT is a naturally planted tank.:)
This is the stress coat.:) You might want to try that!
Honestly, it's such a sad thing! Nobody even really knows why they do it and it's really difficult. You could get him some floating plants if you don't want to go all out with a planted tank tho. I have frogbit.:) It's also fairly individual.:( I have the tank quite near TV as well and I have noticed he's obsessed with football (you'd say soccer, I guess xD) and golf. I guess because of all the greenary? xD I might be just imagining it, but I feel like he does enjoy it.xD I'm myself having issues with reintroducing a fasting day to him, because he bites himself every single time, so I've kinda give up.
Well, even if you don't manage to solve the biting completely, the most important is to make sure that he doesn't get fin rot.
Definitely give the stress coat and the leaves a shot first! :)