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Old 02-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #1 
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When I was feeding Arthur(a veiltail) earlier I noticed his tail fin looked shredded. Like thin straight lines are missing from it. It's only his tail fin and it doesn't look like bite marks to me so could it be one of the plants? They're plastic. If I don't know which one caused it, should I pull them all? Anything else I should be doing?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #2 
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Bumping this one up for DaisyKD. Can anyone help? :)

DaisyKD - it would really help other folks to help you if you could read the sticky at the top of the forum and provide the information suggested. A picture of Arthur's tail posted here would also help :)
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 5gal
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? Omega One Shrimp Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day - fast on Tuesday

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Two times a week for now
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta Safe Water Conditioner

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Just his tail fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nothing's changed
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I turned his light on to feed him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Have not
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.


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Old 02-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #4 
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It sounds like he may be having issue with the filter...some long fin males can't handle the water movement...fins are to delicate.....

What I would do is remove the filter for 30 days and increase water changes to twice weekly....1-50% and 1-100% and see if you can tell the difference-otherwise it may be tail biting.....

You might want to vary his diet more and increase nutrition in general too.....good quality varied diet fed in small frequent meals....
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:41 PM   #5 
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Do you think it's the filter? Do I need to think about the intake as well? The outtake is baffled.
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