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Old 09-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #1 
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Yesterday I introduced 2 platies who were somewhat scared of Mr. Betta and Mr.Betta went hyper.
today when I got up, part of Mr. Betta's tail was missing...
I don't think it's fin rot and it has never happened before.
What should I do
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #2 
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Could you post the answers to these questions please:

My theory is that either the platies stressed out the betta, which prompted him to bite his own tail, or that the platies, being a semi-aggressive fish themselves, started the gang up on the betta and nip his flowing fins.

Personally, I am not a fan of keeping bettas and platies together since platies prefer hard water with some salinity, and bettas are a soft water fish that comes from water with little to no salt content. The color of the platies can illicit aggression from the betta, and the platies themselves can bully a betta. Not my favorite combination. Some bettas just don't have the right personality for a social situation and are only happy when alone.
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