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Old 07-14-2014, 02:30 AM   #1 
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betta tail looking odd

I have a betta with a veil tail, I have noticed lately that his tail is looking normal up until the tips then it goes really jaggered at the end with split end like things. does any one know what's wrong with him? I don't think the other fish are nibbling at it as it has those knob split end like things its not frayed.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:41 AM   #2 
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Sounds like he might be biting his own tail. It's pretty common among long-fin Betta. Can you post a picture?

What other fish do you have in with him?

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He's in with 2 neon tetras and a bristlenosed catfish. It happened before they were in the tank though. I'm not too sure on how to post a picture
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Tetras like to live in a group of at least five. Fewer than that can make them nervous and aggressive. Your Betta doesn't need that. It's stressful all around. And it might even lead to him tailbiting himself.

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His tail was always long and flowy then it went like this
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Looks like he's been nibbling on it. They do that sometimes, it's pretty common, really. Just keep his water warm and clean. Look out for blackening of the edges or pieces falling off. If you see that, look up a "fin-rot"thread. If that doesn't happen, it should get better, he'll be fine.
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