So two mornings ago I woke up to see what my pure white half-moon male did to his tail. Over night, he shredded his tail up pretty bad, to where he could pass as a crown-tail, lol. His fins show no signs of infection, and it's pretty clear this was a result of tail biting.
I completely redecorated his tank, in case his reason for biting was him being bored, and I've added dissolved AQ. Salt and API stress coat to his tank in case his biting was a result of stress, and I've also removed his filter so he wouldn't be bothered by the flow, and plan on doing water changes every two days to keep ammonia levels down. Any more help and advice is appreciated, thanks!
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, but took it out today
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? The filter flow
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta pellets daily and Omega One freeze dried bloodworms 3 times a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? Each night
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner and Ammonia detoxifier
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Went from being a half-moon to a crown-tail over night
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? normal when I observe
When did you start noticing the symptoms? two mornings ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Took filter out, change 20% of water every 2 days, added dissolved AQ. Salt, and API stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, i've had him since January