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Old 05-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Tail Biting/ Ripped Tail

So this morning I found that Roxas' tail has two chunks missing out of it -___- I don't know if he bit his tail....or if he ripped it. I don't know what to do
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:46 AM   #2 
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So sorry.....
I would start by making daily water changes, by keeping the water as clean as possible it will help prevent a secondary infection.
Check all the decoration in the tank and make sure nothing is snagging his tail.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #3 
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There's a little silk plant that has plastic roots on the bottom of it. I think that's what he ripped his tail on. I was pretty sure I had cut them all off, but guess not.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:34 AM   #4 
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Do a water change, add some aquarium salt or non iodized table salt. Keep an eye on him and make sure no secondary infection occur, such as rot. His tail will grow back as long as you keep the water clean!
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:23 AM   #5 
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Alright, thanks.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #6 
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Just keep the tank levels pristine ; add some aquarium salt and he should heal up in no time.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:27 AM   #7 
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Uggg!!! He's biting his tail >_< caught him nipping at himself this morning! Help, I have no idea how to get my fish to stop doing that!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #8 
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Thats too bad......

Biting can be hard to fix....some reason Betta tail bite can be related to pain from water quality issues/fin rot etc... boredom is another reason and stress...sometimes once they start it can become a habit and hard to get them to stop.
Keep the water clean to prevent a secondary infection and to keep ammonia levels at 0ppm, add silk or live plants and hiding places, change the decoration around with each water change, use a mirror and other distraction methods...
I am sure other will post other idea......
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