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Old 04-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #1 
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Wondering if Betta is ok

I bought this guy a month or so ago and thought he was a delta tail. Today I noticed that his tail is split directly down the middle.

He is in a 5 gallon Chi tank with heater at 80 degrees also 1 Nerite snail. Water chem checks out perfect and I feed him varied foods, NLS Betta pellets, freeze dried blood worms occasionally and frozen brine shrimp.

Other than the tail he seems fine.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #2 
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Are there any plants in the tank that could cause his fins to split? My roomie has a Derpy fish that like the face dive into plants and is constantly healing from splits.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #3 
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Maybe he's actually a double tail delta?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #4 
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Maybe he's actually a double tail delta?
I guess that could be the case. I could have sworn that his tail was solid when I bought him but he was kind of small and my eyesight is not very good.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #6 
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That's a split. I'm guessing he cut himself on a plant/rock.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #7 
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Owwwww, that's a bad split.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #8 
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Yes it looks like a split to me, too.
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That's a split. I'm guessing he cut himself on a plant/rock.
Thanks, that's what I thought. I'm going to remove the fake stuff and redo the tank with live plants. Is there anything to worry about with the split tail?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #10 
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Just keep the water clean and warm to avoid infection. :)
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