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Old 12-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Unhappy AH! What happened to his tail!?

I don't think this really ties into my problem but a little back story never hurts to explain:

I recently took my betta, Moe and his 3 gallon tank, home with me on a 12 hour car ride home, yeah it sucked. He seemed just fine when I got him in this tank at home. It's not in direct sunlight and the room temperature is perfect for the water temperature preferred for bettas and he seems content like always.

So it's been about a week since Moe's car ride here, I fed him in the morning like always, I come seem him again after 2 or 3 hours and...AH! His poor tail fin is shredded to bits! I have no clue how he did this since he hasn't had this problem before! Is this a sign of stress or something? I don't think he could of caught his fin in the filter, is that possible? Theres no sharp edges to any of his accessories and nothing it could of been caught in. I just want to know what could cause this so it never happens again! I don't know if its painful for him or not, but it looks like someone took a huge bite out of his gorgeous tail and I wince every time I see it! :(

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #2 
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Just going to tell you what even the Senior members would tell ya...

If possible please post a picture, doesn't have to be amazing quality just enough to show us the damaged tail and maybe a few shots of your tank so we can Scrutinize.... err I mean... ASSIST you further!

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1. Is he still active?
2. Still eat?
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:37 PM   #3 
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Just going to tell you what even the Senior members would tell ya...

If possible please post a picture, doesn't have to be amazing quality just enough to show us the damaged tail and maybe a few shots of your tank so we can Scrutinize.... err I mean... ASSIST you further!

Also to add in...

1. Is he still active?
2. Still eat?
Yes, he is still active and ravenous as ever. In fact, I couldn't get a good picture of him because as soon as he saw me in front of his tank he kept on swimming in circles at the top. He acts like nothing happened. Am I freaking out over nothing? :/
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:43 PM   #4 
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I didn't think it was possible, but my betta swam so furiously through plastic plants that he ripped a bit of his fin. After frequent water changes to prevent disease he has grown it back to normal.

Hope yours does ok!
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:45 PM   #5 
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I didn't think it was possible, but my betta swam so furiously through plastic plants that he ripped a bit of his fin. After frequent water changes to prevent disease he has grown it back to normal.

Hope yours does ok!
Wow, that sounds painful :O. I know Moe didn't hurt himself that way as he never touches his plants :S. It should grow back, but it takes forever!
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Better it takes forever rather than never...
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Better it takes forever rather than never...
Yes, very true!
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Yes, very true!
Your still not out of showing us a picture haha I'm curious as to how he looks.

1. Tailbiting
2. Perhaps he now has a blown tail? Which I heard happens to ... HM's I think?
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Your still not out of showing us a picture haha I'm curious as to how he looks.

1. Tailbiting
2. Perhaps he now has a blown tail? Which I heard happens to ... HM's I think?
Hm, I've never heard of blown tail before! I looked it up after you mentioned it and it seems logical. He flares A LOT so its not farfetched to me to think of this happening. Man Moe, why do you have to be so dang aggressive!? >:(
Thanks for the help!
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I'm thinking... he could have been chasing a pellet and gotten his tail by mistake... My boys do that quite often actually.

Has he done this since?
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