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Old 03-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #1 
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Betta keeps shredding fins

My betta is in a 6 gallon Fluval Edge with 3 Anubias plants.
Ammonia = 0
Nitrates < 10
Nitrites = 0
Temp = 81
He has one Nerite snail companion.

He split his tail badly flaring about 2 weeks ago. I hid what he was flaring at and put an almond leaf in his tank. His tail looked worse the next day so I put him in a rehab container with 1tsp/gal of salt (not AQ salt) and floated him in my big tank to keep him warm. I changed his water 100% every day and his fins healed after a few days. I put him back in his tank and a few days later he is shredded again!
He likes playing in the current, but he hasn't been flaring. There isn't anything in his tank that would tear his tail, but I'm at a loss as to why this is happening.
He's a veiltail.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #2 
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If you figure it out please let me know. I think mine is doing the same. I see nothing in my tank either that his fins could get caught on....???!
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #3 
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Why not AQ salt? That's what you should be using.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #4 
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Because I didn't have any I read that any salt worked if it was fin rot. He doesn't have fin rot though. He just keeps popping his tail apart. He looks better today again so maybe he was flaring at something and I didn't see it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #5 
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Could he be tailbiting? There are a few good reasons to as why I could potentially see the result of tailbiting. This is usually a behavioural problem with no known cure or cause. We are inferring that it is caused by stress, boredom, heavy finnagge, etc, and is treated by, clean water, warmer water, more plants, more caves, interactive decorations, etc.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:29 AM   #6 
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Are your anubias attached to lava rocks by any chance? Those rocks are really rough on a betta's fins.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #7 
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Are your anubias attached to lava rocks by any chance? Those rocks are really rough on a betta's fins.
No, they are buried. He has a few smooth river rocks for a cave, but he hardly ever goes under them and they don't have any rough edges.

He could be tail biting since his fins grew enormously in a short time, but I haven't caught him doing it. There aren't any chunks missing. It looks like they just split.
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