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Old 11-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #11 
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He is beautiful
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #12 
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He can flex his fins just fine and swims just fine.

It's just that they seem to have more of a quality of cardboard paper than anything. they're pretty rigid all the time (Clamped, relaxed, and flared)
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don't mind the giant dip in the middle of his tail. It never grew back there, so I'm guess he wants to be a double tail in his head.

So instead of his fins being like silk, they're like cardboard paper (If that makes any sense as an example).
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #13 
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I'm at a loss for reason. He seems healthy and happy enough. Beautiful
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:19 PM   #14 
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He's definitely a diva. If there's a plant in his way, he'll freak out and break a chunk off. How dare that plant be where it always was.

He was really beautiful before the tail biting happened. All of his rays were ncie and straight.

Here's the before tail biting:
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:39 PM   #15 
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Before the tail biting? Was there any specific thing that triggered him to bite his tail?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:27 AM   #16 
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I kept the light on too long for his liking. Woke up the next morning and he decided some of his tail needed to come off.

His next episode with it was when he decided he didn't like the girl next to him, so he took off half of his tail. He lives solitary now for that reason and really hasn't gone into it again.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #17 
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Some Bettas have thin fins while others have thicker ones. Most people I know prefer them thicker/stiffer, specially CT. In fact they line breed to make fins stiffer.

Your guy seems to have rather thick fins so when he took off his rays, they look more stiff, rigid (?).
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That's a good possibility. I never knew that about crown tails.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #19 
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Not sure about this because I'm not into CT. Thin fins when not cared for properly may curl .... well actually thick fins would too but I think thin fins curl easier. Anyway, people prefer their CT to show their ray and web reduction at all times - which is not possible if it were thin .... thin fins tend to "fall" downwards when not flaring while thick fins can maintain their form when not flaring.
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