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Old 09-26-2011, 11:23 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Tail Shortening!

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 79 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 Bited
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice A Day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 25 % with vacuum weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0.05
Nitrite: 0.05
Nitrate: 10
pH: 8
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail shorter
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today (don;t know how long it's been happening)
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)? 1 month

His tail has gotten shorter or at least I think so, and I don't think its finrot

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Old 09-26-2011, 11:26 PM   #2 
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It looks like tail biting to me =/ is there anything he could have gotten his tail caught on???
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:30 PM   #3 
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It looks like tail biting to me =/ is there anything he could have gotten his tail caught on???
I was thinking it looked like tail biting too but still not sure. There are some things he could've got caught on but they're not sharp. He did however one time get stuck on the filter intake could that have caused it?
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:33 PM   #4 
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Clean water and lots of it. Best way to keep his tail from getting fin rot now that it's been bitten.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:36 PM   #5 
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I was thinking it looked like tail biting too but still not sure. There are some things he could've got caught on but they're not sharp. He did however one time get stuck on the filter intake could that have caused it?
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:58 PM   #6 
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it's possible that he could have been caught in it, has that ever happened before???? Is the intake very strong??? if it is, you could put a piece of aquarium sponge in it to baffle it. but to me it looks alot like tail biting, since he's a crowntial i don't think getting caught in an intake would cause that much damage.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #7 
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he did once, but not badly. AndI dont think it's very strong as I have it on the lowest setting. Is there anything I can do to stop him from biting. And I'm pretty sure it's not finrot bcause he has new growth.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:46 AM   #8 
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You could move his decor around and make it like a whole new tank. Sometimes bettas do it just because they're 'back heavy' and long fins make it hard to swim.
I'd bump up water changes to 35-45% every week instead on 25%, just in case it isn't tail-biting.
If you think it's the filter, you can section the filter area off (use a divider). My Miyagi's tail keeps getting shredded by mine. He's in a med tank now, lol.

Good luck!
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #9 
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I agree with youlovegnats, move his tank around a little when you do water changes, and just generally make his days exciting. Sometimes they just do it, and you can never figure out why they started. You definitely have my sympathies, I had a crown tail that was a tail biter, it was soooooo frustrating X_X
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #10 
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Ok, well if I'm lucky it'll stop. There's a fair amount missing to about 1/2". How long will that take to grow back if he stops tail biting?
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