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Old 07-25-2011, 10:11 AM   #1 
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Tail biting or fin rot?

Last thursday morning I noticed my betta's VT was splitting. So I have been treating him for fin rot since then with 100% water changes daily and 3tsp of API AQ salt with each water change. But, this morning his fin is a LOT worse. His tail looks like it has been shredded at the end!
Could he be biting his tail? i've never seen him biting it, but the tail always worsens dramatically over night.
I'm so worried about him :(



What size is your tank? 3G
What temperature is your tank? 81 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?betta buffet flakes, freeze dried bldworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1/day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 1/wk (the past 6 days i have done 100% changes EVERY day)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?100 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? top fin betta water conditioner (past 5 days API aquarium salt)

Water Parameters:no
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: my area's water is always 7ish.
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? VT is splitting and raggy at the end
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?none
When did you start noticing the symptoms?this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?no
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)?6 months


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Old 07-25-2011, 10:19 AM   #2 
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best pics i could get, he's hyper :)
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #3 
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Most definitely tail biting. I have a tail biter and he chews his whole tail off as soon as it grows back. Looks just like that. :(
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:32 AM   #4 
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thank you :( is there anything i can do to help his tail or to help him stop biting?
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