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post #11 of 1082 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 02:20 PM
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Remember a couple weeks ago when I said Phil's fin was regrowing? Well as per usual, he took another chunk out. I still really feel like this is a hinger issue. Sometimes he gets dinner late because I'm busy. Maybe I'll try to put him on a set food schedule.

Other fin biting triggers I've tried: moving him to a bigger tank, never rearranging his tank because one time I did and he flipped out and started chasing his tail. I might get some black construction paper for the sides of his tank. He glass surfes a lot. I wonder if there's anything else I'm missing.

I also noticed a hole in his fin. Not sure what that is. He has silk plants in his tank, a clay pot and a castle. Nothing that seems like it could damage him.
I noticed something in your picture that might possibly have caused the hole in his fin. At the centre of a lot of silk plants are sharp spiky green bits. They are what hold the leaf to the stem. My silk plants have them too so I simply took my scissors and snipped the sharp spiky part off-- far enough down so they aren't sharp, but not so much that the leaves come off.
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I had looked at those suspiciously at first but let it go in favor of him being a biter. I'll try to cut them off as you suggested. He also glass surfs. A lot. I tried putting white paper on the tank and that didn't work. I've been meaning to buy some black construction paper and try that.

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May I ask what glass surfing is?
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It's a betta staring at his reflection, often swimming back and forth. Phil just hangs on one side. He doesn't flare, do I didn't think he was stressed by seeing his reflection.

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Oh! Our bettas do that all the time....attack their reflection. I've always suspected they are just playing....
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Yeah I didn't think it was a big deal. But maybe it's stressing him out? I'm just trying to resolve any possible tail biting causes.

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Attacking reflections is not glass surfing. Glass surfing is swimming pressed against the glass wall of the tank, gliding back and forth.

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Phil is a surfer. Although he seems to flare more now than he used to.

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Made it out without another betta.

I went to Petsmart and Petco today looking for Prine. I'm almost out. Also looked at plants but I think I'll hold off until I find a sale. Note to self: Prime is cheaper at Petsmart.

I made it out without getting another fish. A red ans white ct really tugged at my heart though. The last thing I need is another tank. I have a spare 2 gallon but I suppose that should be a qt tank. Plus I really enjoy having my fish in something bigger. Petco also had the most beautiful butterflies there. Their fin type wasn't identified, just their coloring. They were charging $15 for the butterflies and $8 for the ct. Sigh.

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This weekend I'm house-sitting for a friend. It's noy far but I'll only be able to stop at my apartment after work to feed the fish and water thw plants. I hope Phil doesn't bite more. He doesn't do well skipping meals. Also I miss them....

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