I have finally diagnosed the problems I've been having with freddie and his tail as tail biting. I have never seen him actually biting it but have compared his tail with pictures of tail biters online and I'm convinced.
I thought moving him to the big tank would solve the problem but it hasn't. I really don't know what to do to solve this and why he is doing it in the first place.
I have two ideas as to why he bites his tail
1 seeing the other male through the divided tank is too stressful
2 moving to a 5 gallon space is too much for him to handle
My solutions so far are either
1. Buy more silk plants to cover the divider so it is really hard for them to see each other
2. I am planning on buying a 2.5 gallon aq for my desk with another male. I could put freddie in the 2.5 and the new boy in the divided 10
Any advice on why he is biting? Is there anything I can buy to curb is tail appetite?