Hey guys! Gosh its been forever...been through two bettas since my Marbles passed (in my avvie pic)...now I have Emanon ("Emmy") the veiltail
he's quite a happy guy but has a ridiculously long tail. He is a biter, though no harm other than shredding has come from this.
I have him in a 2 gallon tank, which gets something like a 90% water change once a week, and once every few weeks he gets the full 100% and i give the tank and rocks a good hot water scrubbing.
The tank is NOT heated, however I do have a thermometer in it and the temp stays a consistent 78-80 degrees F. He recieves 3 pellets every morning and a pinch of bloodworms at night, and gets fasted only every few weeks when he develops the occasional little tummy.
Now that the formal whatnot is down, lets get to business.
He shreds his tail when it appears to be fully healed (which, because I do my best to care for him, usually only takes a week or two). He only bites down the last quarter inch or so, and his tail IS ridiculously long. He doesn't do it out of stress or anything as far as I know, and it hasn't caused him any other harm (by that I mean he has not gotten any infections or noticeable illnesses as a result) but it does make his beautiful tail a bit ragged for a while...
anybody have suggestions for me? Or is Emmy just one of those boys that bites because his tail is too long? (it is about half again the size of his body!)
on a side note, and my apologies if this is the wrong time and place, but I also purchased a few ghosties (separate tank), anyone have any quick tips for a new ghostie owner? they seem pretty straightforward but you never know =D