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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 01:29 PM
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Teo is my first and last halfmoon male. Its so frustrating to know I do my best to make him happy and he still wants to mutilate himself. I have stuffed his tank with real and silk plants, caves, low flow filter, IAL leaves, keep it dark, black sand substrate, and he still bites. SMH. My next bettas will be females or short fins from now on. :T


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Fin biters are the worst! Mine just took a third of his tail off just because he skipped dinner. He has a problem.

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Good luck! My long finned betta tailbites as well. I know it sucks sometimes! Just get that IAL haha.
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Teo is my first and last halfmoon male. Its so frustrating to know I do my best to make him happy and he still wants to mutilate himself. I have stuffed his tank with real and silk plants, caves, low flow filter, IAL leaves, keep it dark, black sand substrate, and he still bites. SMH. My next bettas will be females or short fins from now on. :T
Same. I LOVE HM Bettas, but it's just so frustrating. I'm like you, I do my absolute best to keep him happy and healthy, and he still chews half his tail off! I even changed his decor, rocks and all! I haven't seen any new bites here lately so maybe he's stopped.


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I wonder: has anyone on here actually been successful in stopping fin biting? I can't say I've been particularly successful. I can keep them from getting infected but they still bite :/

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I wonder: has anyone on here actually been successful in stopping fin biting? I can't say I've been particularly successful. I can keep them from getting infected but they still bite :/
My betta used to tail bite until i baffled the filter. he has stopped, however his fins are still healing :)
Sometimes, it's just a habit for bettas. Think of it like nailbiting in humans, except that we can't put nail polish in their fins to stop them >_<

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Plakats can be fin biters too! I have an EEHMPK boy who managed to bite big chunks out of his pectorals a while ago and just recently took some small bites out of his caudal. In his case I think it might have been because his tank is next to another male betta's. They are now separated by a sheet of paper.
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I am suspecting that my betta is a fin-biter.... I think he bites whenever I pay less attention to him. T T
I first became suspicious after my nightshifts that some of his dorsal fins looked mildly trimmed. Today I came back from a 2 day trip, and there's a visible single bite mark in his dorsal fin now D:

Tested his parameters - pH 8.2 (It's always been this level), Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 20. So it's not the water. He has a drift wood, lots of live plants, a sponge filter, an adjustable heater with a themometer in the opposite side. Nothing feels sharp on waterchange. He's still very active.

I feel so sad that he does this, I can't always be around and his fin will take so long to re-grow!
The next betta I get will definitely be a plakat
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I stopped Teo for a few months by buying those gaudy plastic aquarium 'jewels' then spreading them out over the sand in his tank and he spent his days admiring all the pretty colors while his tail healed. However after a few months, he went back to his fin biting.


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