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Old 06-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #1 
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Exclamation severely damaged fins!


What could have done this and how do I fix it?
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #2 
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Does this little one live with anyone? The mark in the anal fin could be either a tear or possibly a bite someone has taken from it.

If fishy mgee lives alone then your largest culprits would be fin damage caused by getting caught or snagged on tank decorations, have you given the tank decore the pantyhose test to see if it catches?
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She lives with two other females and two catfish. Everyone else is fine with no tears. The girls ignore each other. And all of the decor has passed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #4 
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ah yes...this is female aggression then. Females in general cant bite their own fins and they certainly cannot get to their anal fin.
Female bettas living in a school together will establish a pecking order and this is important for the territory each girl will have and how much say she has over the others. Occasionally tempers flare or the pecking order is challenged whih can result in some torn fins.

If they have lived together for a while with no aggression signs I dont recommend you take her out just yet, however if you see her becoming skittish, hiding a lot or becoming more and more ragged then we can assume the other two girls have teamed up together to gang up on her.
If this is the case your options are to either separate them all into their own tanks/behind dividers or possibly establish a slightly larger school of five or more. A large school's pecking order is more dynamic and you are less likely to have scenarios where one girl gets singled out.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #5 
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What size is your tank? Can you post a picture showing the entire aquarium?
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #6 
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It's a 10 gallon heated and filtered
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