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Old 03-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #1 
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tail rot or is the fish atacking it's tail?


First my name is Cristi am from Romania and I'm 27 years old.
I have a red betta fish for 2-3 weeks, and I have been reading your forum since then.

6-7 days ago I started to notice that my betta's tail it's slowly disepearing, I started to read the forum and I decided to treat for tail rot ( with aq salt and to change the water 100% a day), the tail rot stoped, until yesterday when another pice of tail disepeard

I'm ataching some images, so you can tell me if is tail rot.
The fish is in a 12L tank and it is allone, the temperature is 25 C, there is no filter, I'm using a conditioner, and I fead the fish flakes 1-2 times on a day.

Thankyou in advance and sorry for my bad english.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #2 
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It looks like he's biting his tail a little bit.

Rot is usually a black edging to the infected fins and they slowly dissolve away.

If chunks go missing, check plants and decorations as anything a panty hose snags on is enough to rip their fins.

Treatment: lean water, high protein foods, and possibly adding more soft plants.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:42 AM   #3 
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He looks identical to my Chaise :) I agree, looks like tail biting to me!
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