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Old 08-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #1 
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what does this mean?

new to bettas, what does this mean?"one advantage is that these bettas do not blow their tails" what!!!!
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #2 
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Some bettas,such as halfmoons(not sure what other ones do it) Can and will basically destroy their own tail. Sometimes never growing back. Crowntails dont do that. But I havent had luck keeping CTS alive.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:42 PM   #3 
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Veiltails also do it (Synthisis is currently having this problem). After months of having the issue Neptune's tail is almost grown back :)
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:44 PM   #4 
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thank you,crowntails seem to be all I see here and i do like them, is there a high mortality rate with bettas or is it more a case of people not researching their requirements before they buy, I am going on holiday in 3 weeks and am putting off geting mine untill I get back so I can keep an eye on him rather than leave my son in charge, i would be gutted if anything happens to my fish once I pick him out

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Old 08-23-2009, 01:46 PM   #5 
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I love crowntails - I love all bettas, but crowntails are my favorite tail type :)

Um I think a lot of the problem is some people don't know what to look for in a healthy betta vs a sick betta. Sometimes you can pick one that looks and acts healthy, but it can have internal problems.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:50 PM   #6 
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It basicly when the fish opens its tail to the point it just rips. The fish in my avatar blew his tail about a month after the photo was taken.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #7 
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It usually happens when flaring because the fish opens it's fins too wide and that's when they rip.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:10 PM   #8 
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so if I don't encourage flaring if possible, it shouldnt happen?if it does, is it something that needs medicating or provided the water is spot on with a little stress coat,does it resolve itself? Im researching all i can regarding a healthy Betta, but as said sometimes you cant tell
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #9 
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Your betta is going to flair regardless of whether you want him to or not. If he does blow his tail I recommend salt baths to help it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:46 PM   #10 
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I think it happens more to bettas with heavy finnage.
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