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Old 11-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #1 
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Question fish bitting fin??

My CT looks like he had fin rot but there are no trces of it and i have heard CT's some times they bite there tails. i was wondering if this is true and what to do for my fish.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:47 AM   #2 
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It is fin rot a good 90% of the time. I only ever suspect tail biting if the water was absolutely perfect and it couldn't possibly be fin rot.

I have also never heard of a crowntail biting their tail... bettas tend not to bite their actual rays, which is pretty much all a crowntail's tail is.
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the rays arnt bitin its just the little spikey tips then it stops there.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #4 
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Try to bribe him with food.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:03 PM   #5 
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ill try but i was wondering why it would help? (not to be mean just wondering) =)
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #6 
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Keeping the water clean will definitely help.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:47 PM   #7 
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My crowntail liked to lay against the water intake tube...still trying to recover from that (that was in July). Clean water and some aquarium salt will definitely help.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #8 
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Yeah rays are what I meant by tips... bettas don't usually bite that part. I would step up the cleaning and add some aquarium salt.

Try cleaning the tank twice a week.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #9 
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ok good to know. i didnt really know what rays where untell now. i had heard it before and just sorta gussed. i add aquarm salt regularly and change his water onece a week ill start changing his watter a little more often.
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