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Old 10-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #1 
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Help!! Help!!!

my betta male ace started tail bitting...i thought it was fin rot at first but when i went to feed him earlier there was only a little bit of his pretty tail left and a whole string of it in his mouth!!! is there anything i can do? will he survive if he eats his whole tail????? please help me
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #2 
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I have never heard of this before...... Have you actually seen him nipping his own fins?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:35 PM   #3 
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first thing, CALM DOWN! its ok for him to bite, do you have a split tank? how many gallons? and try to treat it with betta fix, and to cure watch him, he probably is doing it because of stress. Have you noticed him acting weird lately? if so its probably stress.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:37 PM   #4 
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no hes not split with anyone...yes i saw him swim around and rip out part of his fin...he was eating it too...there are 2 strands of his tail left! i heard betta fix will kill your betta...i put some aqua salt in his tank
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #5 
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Can we have the tank size, temp, ammounts of water changes, etc?

any tank mates?

has anything happened recently to stress him out?

he could just be bored, don't worry, this happens (Puffy used to do this). for the time being, treat with aquarium salt, clean water, and try to keep him entertained (try to avoid making him flare, as this sometimes makes them bite their tails more)
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #6 
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How big is your tank..? And are there any other fish housed with him?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:42 PM   #7 
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nope hes alone...hes got a 2gal nicely warm tank all to himself..he cannot see my other bettas..and i give him treats every other day so i dont know how he is bored...im just worried what will happen when he eats the other 2 strands of his tail...
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Has anything happened recently that could stress him?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:46 PM   #9 
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no not that i know of...he gets regular water changes...ever 5 days...he has a filter..so it helps keep it clean...i dont know what happened...this is out of the blue
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Try adding salt to the water, and more frequent water changes
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