My first tailbiter, Joey. I imported him from Thailand in July. Here is his aquabid photo:
He arrived looking like this after having spent 2 extra days in the shipping process :(
Here he is in August
And finally this is what he's looked like for the past month or so
I've pretty much gotten used to the fact that he's going to stay this way... I've tried putting him in different sized containers, QTing him with AQ salt, tannins and stress coat but its not helping! He was sick at one point and I thought I lost him but he recovered. At this point, as long as he's happy and healthy thats all that matters. But I hate seeing that AB pic as a reminder of what he once was - and I never saw him like that in person!
And here are the rest of my biters. Before and after.
Jack in his cup on the first day i got him:
Here is one from a couple weeks ago. He seems to be letting it grow now but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Just trying to keep him entertained.
Next is Sawyer. I got him and Jack on the same day and they shared my 6.6 divided tank at one point. Sawyer waited several weeks before deciding he didn't like his tail.
Here he is right after I got him:
And a more recent one:
And finally we have Justin (Furstenfeld). Here he is when I got him.
He looks pretty young there. His tail has gotten so long! Here he is from a few weeks ago before I moved him into my divided 20G:
He's taken a lot out of his dorsal fin and his beautiful tail is shredded. I took this right after moving him back to his own 2.5G, which is where he grew out his tail to begin with and I think he does better without neighbors.
In the future I probably won't be so inclined to get so many long-finned boys. I do have others that haven't touched their tails and I just hope it stays that way!