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  1. Fin Dropping Off in Chunks

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello fellow betta lovers! I have fin issues and am completely stumped as to what I can do the help my fish. My tank is a 20 long, divided into three parts. Both end sections have corner filters with lite air flow and the center has a sponge filter. All sections are planted. The center section...
  2. Self destructive Betta??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, I have had my betta (a beautiful red/blue veil tail) for 6 months, however in the past 3 months or so he seems to be in a permanent cycle of destruction! Initially he was in a 10L tank, and one day I came home and practically all his tail was gone! I looked closely and noted it was...
  3. Tail biting/mechanical damage? Pics

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Pebbles has acquired some long rips in his fins :( I do not believe it is fun rot and he seems to be active and eating well. After some research, I'm thinking it's either tail biting or mechanical rips from his aquarium plant, but I would like a second opinion. In the mean time I am treating...
  4. Possible way to combat tail biting

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little boy, Lafayette, is a tail biter and it's taken me a very long time to come to this conclusion. <---the beginning <---the beginning of the biting The moment I knew his issue was something beyond the realm of fin rot or snagging was when I was on vacation and left him in the care of...
  5. possible way to combat tail biting

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little boy, Lafayette, is a tail biter and it's taken me a very long time to come to this conclusion. The moment I knew his issue was something beyond the realm of fin rot or snagging was when I was on vacation and left him in the care of my best friend. Around the time I left for...
  6. How to Stop Fin Biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, My betta Bubbly is biting his fin... At first I thought that it was fin rot, but, apparently not. When I thought it was fin rot I used AQ salt, but once I found out he was biting his fin, I stopped the AQ salt treatment and did a 50% water change. Do you guise know any solutions to...
  7. Finrot? Tailbiting? Or a Combo of both?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, so I have posted here before about my guy's issues with his tail, and it just seems to be getting worse. :( This was him the first day I brought him home: This was him a couple of weeks after coming home (when I first made a post): Immediately after that post, I removed all the in...
  8. Fin biting coming back...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta in a 2.5 gallon tank. A few weeks ago, I put him in a quarantine tank for fin biting/fin rot. The combination of aquarium salt and Stress Coat helped to begin to cure it. However, I just looked in his tank earlier and his fins are worse than before. It's been about a week that...
  9. Fin Rot,biting,or something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So this is my very first betta that I have ever had to take care of,so I'm unsure of any illness or habbits of a betta fish.My fish is male and I've had him for 7 months,I bought him from Petco.He still is hyper and flits about in his tank,so his fins don't seem to bother him.His tank sits in...
  10. Tail Bitting? Leaving tomorrow for 4 days, will he be okay?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, Im really stressed out about my betta. Ive had him for about 1.5 months and he hasnt had any issues. Then, just today i noticed that his tail fin was shreaded. Its pretty bad and it happened really fast. What should I do? Im leaving in 2 days and will be gone for 5 days. I cant take him with...
  11. Rot? Tail biting? Half moon.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I have a half moon (double tail?) with some deterioration to his fin. I was treating for fin rot but after researching more I'm not so sure what it is. Please help. Housing What size is your tank? 1 gal (med tank) What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have a filter? Main tank...
  12. Self Biting or Fin Rot? Need opinions

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently have received this Betta that was in a tank with 3 goldfish. I have the Betta in a 30 gal tank with 5 neon tetras and 5 black tetras that been established for about 5 weeks. The fish do not fight, flare, nip, or anything. The tank has one live plant which is an anubias on some...
  13. My betta's a fin-biter? what should I do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I came home today to find Beethoven, one of my beautiful males, with chewed up dorsal fins. This really surprised me because I only just recently purchased him from a nearby pet store about 3 days ago. Ever since then he's been doing fine in his heated (79* C) 1 gallon bowl. ( Yes, a bowl. I'd...
  14. Shredded fins

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys, so my 2 half-moons, Merry and Pippin, have got some seriously torn up fins. I don't know whats going on. At first, I thought it was my ghost shrimp because I actually saw one come up and tear at Merrys tail, but I have since removed the shrimp, but Merry's fins have got like 50 times...
  15. Biting or Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So over the past 2 weeks, I have noticed Lucifer's fins getting worse, and I don't know if it's him biting or if it's fin rot. It all started about 3 weeks after I got him, but it seemed to stop and flared up again a last week. I've only had him a little over 2 months. I'm leaning more towards...
  16. Biting fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have 2 zebra danios and 1 male betta in my tank, and I just noticed that one of my zebra danios has had his fin bitten A LOT. My betta has fin rot, which he has had since the fish store, is it possible he could have passed it on one of my danios? Is it fin rot? I have a 7.5 litre tank, which I...
  17. How do you prevent tail biting?

    Betta Fish Care
    A few days ago, I noticed that there was something wrong with my little fish's tail-- it was all tattered and nearly half of the dorsal fin was torn or gone! What a drag-- and then today I checked on him again and parts of his tail were gone too-- This looks like fin biting-- there is nothing at...
  18. Could Silus be biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there; Silus is a halfmoon, and as seen in my picture he's got a clear tail. This week his 10g permanent tank started leaking and I had to move him to a 5 gallon sterillite container (it was rinsed out, and I've had him in there before when cycling water. He also likes that it's dull plastic...
  19. Just can't get rid of FIN ROT!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello fellow betta lovers! My betta (Kai) has had fin rot almost ever since I got him 5 months ago. I have treated him with salt treatment a few times and this seems to help but once the fins start growing in they get a thin black edge on them and then shred away. I also think Kai might be a...
  20. Betta and Apple snail?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I just got my snail yesterday and the betta was curious of it and lightly nibbled on the snail to which the snail retracted into its shell. After the betta paid no mind to the snail and would swim fairly closely without any more signs of biting.. until now. I was horrified as i just watched my...
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