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Old 09-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #1 
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Question What do you do For Tail Biting?

ok just look really close at Echo and noticed hes been biting his tail a little....
the store owner said he bin in the cup at least 8mo's. could it just be due to him being in a cup?(hes now in a 2 gal)

So my question's are:

What should i do now?

or

What should i do in the future if he continues to bite?

or
Should i wait and see if the bigger 2 gal tank gets him to stop?
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:30 AM   #2 
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Well, if he was in a cup that long he probably bit it out of boredom. For now, you need to keep his water clean to help the healing process. You can add a little bit of aquarium salt as well. To keep him occupied, I've seen several members say they put a ping pong ball on the surface of the water. All mine seems to do is flare at it and swim away, but maybe it'll take his mind off of his tail.

Also, it's possible he just bites his tail, sort of like how some people grind their teeth or crack their knuckles. If that's the case I'm not sure what you can do.. my own betta is slowly regrowing his back fin from biting, so hopefully yours can do the same as well.
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I re-arrange the tanks regularly and add new stuff now and again, also placing things outside the tank helps
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:27 AM   #4 
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ok thanks, sorry it took so long to reply , i had to get another computer mine crashed!
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