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Old 05-26-2013, 10:40 PM   #1 
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Are baby bettas capable of tail biting?

I just got a couple baby double tails on Thursday. The one's tail is looking pretty messed up today, not really sure what's going on. Just did a 50% water change and added some extra stress coat, but am not sure if I should be doing salt treatments or anything on top of it. I'm too lazy to fill out the form but I don't really think it's necessary at this time (lol sorry)...here's a pic so you can see what I mean:

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:47 AM   #2 
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They're definitely capable of tail biting, but that looks like fin rot or fungus. I would keep up with the stress coat [that stuff does WONDERS! xD] and add some aquarium salt. I hope for the best for you! :P
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Thanks for your reply! As of this morning, the top half of his tail is clean of the fuzzy stuff, but the other is not. I think the water change helped, I plan on doing another today. :)
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Good! Hopefully his bottom love will be clear by tomorrow. Keep up with the Stress Coat. I had a baby betta and he was such a beauty and fun to watch. :)
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He actually just dropped it...lol! I went to put him in a salt bath and as I was trying to catch him, the fuzz just dropped off him. His tail looks pretty much normal now. It's funny how that happens, and his behavior is totally normal and his colors are popping - he has black marbling on his fins that is getting more noticeable and he is turning more yellow and eats like a pig!
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In his salt bath, you can see the improvement. :)
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #7 
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Hehe, nice! I feel bad about his tail, but at least the fungus/infection shouldn't spread. I wouldn't put him in another salt bath, just watch him.
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