Sorry for the rant thats coming but Scotter is biting his tail again after it was almost back to normal Just when i was thinking about how lovely it was growing back and then i go into the room and BAM not one fin but two! arh... All i did was make one little change in his tank 2 days ago! Changed everything back, pointed my finger and gave him the " I'm so disappointed in you ) speach and left! Sorry again for the rant but i know that some of you all understand !
Gah, I know how frustrating it is though. Smore decided to start bitting his tail a while ago. He was doing alright for a while, but now every time I touch the tank I come back a few minutes later and theres a new chunk taken out of his beautiful tail I'll never understand what motivates them to do it.....
One of mine does it too! grrrr....
It's extra-annoying with him, because his tail is pretty stumpy to begin with, so when he takes a chomp out of it, it is ridiculously short. I am not sure how he reaches his head around enough to get at it. Silly boy.
I wish there was something I could do to stop him.
Some people put females in the tank with them, divided. I've also heard of putting something cool near their tank or drawing on the tank with markers to keep them occupied. I guess it's like us biting our nails when we get bored.
I think i know what triggers this. at least in scooter. he's been in a seprate tank for meds and i guess he will go back in the big tank real soon like maybe tonight. I feel sorry for him in that lil tank (more like vase) . He keeps looking at me like WHAT I DO WHAT I DO! anyways Jewel misses him Just stayed along side the wall where they would meet. So God luck everyone with your tailbiters plus MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEARS to all!!!