so, i haven't really been posting due to school, but my little red has become a tail biter, nothing really major. i check everyday to make sure his tail is okay, and there's usually only a few little nips here and there.
he started tail biting around 3 weeks ago, i'm not really sure of the reason why. about two weeks ago, he got his dorsal and caudal fins cut on a plant, his dorsal was almost torn in half, but now they're healing quite nicely. i took anything in the tank that i suspected was sharp out (even though i did test everything), so now there's nothing that can tear his fins.
but, i come home from school today, and this is what i see:
i was just horrified. it looks horrible, and it really just makes me sad. there's nothing in his tank that can tear his fins, so could this be from tailbiting? overflaring? he barely flares at anything.
ugh, it's just frustrating. what do you guys think i should do? or can do? he can't be happy with his tail like that. :/